This title was first published in 2002: There is a multitude of assessment methods available for analyzing and reporting on the impacts of policies, all with different underlying assumptions and a wide range of criteria. Since the 1950s, much research has gone into creating guidelines for policy analysis, yet only a small percentage of evaluation has been carried out on transport policy - and none by political scientists or social policy specialists. The editors of this volume recognize that European integration has seen a drive to bring policy evaluation on to the transport agenda and has increased demands for ’strategic assessments’. It has become apparent that to gain a fuller understanding of the success of a transport programme, a much more complex combination of analytical methods must be used, and a set of guidelines specifically for the field of transport must be developed. This book achieves this by bringing together a multidisciplinary team of analysts from throughout the EU to discuss in a much broader way the various types of assessment methods and how they can best be used to evaluate transport programmes and systems, both individually and in combination.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: The theory and practice of evaluation, Liana Giorgi and Annuradha Tandon; The policy making process in the European Union, Francis McGowan; The EU enlargement and its impact on European policies, Gerhard Rambow; Enlarging EU environmental policy: the challenges of flexibility and integration, Ingmar von Homeyer; Analytical frameworks for policy and project evaluation: contextualizing welfare economics, public choice and management approaches, Wayne Parsons; Evaluation of projects and programmes: principles and examples, Frank Haight; Transport evaluation methods: from cost-benefit analysis to multicriteria analysis and the decision framework, Michel Beuthe; Criteria for evaluation towards sustainability, Klaus Rennings and Sigurd Weinreich.
'...a...useful reference book, especially for those interested in transportation project evaluation issues and practices in the European Community...it provides useful reviews on the state of the art of transportation evaluation and policy making.' European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research 'a...useful reference book, especially for those interested in transportation project evaluation issues and practices in the European Community...it provides useful reviews on the state of the art of transportation evaluation and policy making.' European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research