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The Car-dependent Society: A European Perspective

The Car-dependent Society: A European Perspective

1st Edition

Hans Jeekel
October 03, 2016

Cars are essential in modern Western societies. Some even say that our modern lifestyles would have been impossible without cars. The dependency of Western societies on our cars is a unique situation in history, but does not get much attention; car use is seen as just a normal situation. The...

Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society

Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society

1st Edition

John Urry, Margaret Grieco
September 09, 2016

Bringing together the leading authors currently working at the intersection of social science and transport science, this volume provides a companion to the well-established and extensive international Transport and Society series. Each chapter, and the volume as a whole, offers closer and richer...

Public Transport and its Users: The Passenger's Perspective in Planning and Customer Care

Public Transport and its Users: The Passenger's Perspective in Planning and Customer Care

1st Edition

Hans-Liudger Dienel, Martin Schiefelbusch
September 09, 2016

Public transport is essential to the quality of life of its passengers, both as a means to move around but also to achieve a sustainable environment. However, the passenger's position as a customer is weakened by the dominance of monopolies, regulation and political influence in our public...

The Ethics of Mobilities: Rethinking Place, Exclusion, Freedom and Environment

The Ethics of Mobilities: Rethinking Place, Exclusion, Freedom and Environment

1st Edition

Tore Sager, Sigurd Bergmann
September 09, 2016

With this book the international academic discourse on mobility is taken a step further, through the intertwined perspectives of different social sciences, engineering and the humanities. The Ethics of Mobilities departs from the recent interest in social surveillance, raised by the use of...

Re-Thinking Mobility: Contemporary Sociology

Re-Thinking Mobility: Contemporary Sociology

1st Edition

Vincent Kaufmann
August 26, 2016

All too often, mobility is evoked as a preferred indicator in explanations of space-time compression and its impact. However, in failing to clearly distinguish speed potentials from their use, such analyses veer towards technological determinism, or else towards the normative domain. In order to...

Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

1st Edition

Colin Divall, Julian Hine
December 16, 2015

The key aim of this volume is to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. This is not to say that history repeats itself, or that every contemporary transport dilemma has an historical counterpart: rather, the...

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