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Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia

Policy and Governance, 1st Edition

Edited by Aki Suwa, Masahiko Iguchi


200 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780815379508
pub: 2020-03-31
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This book provides a wealth of information and a critically required framework for sustainable automobile policy development in major Asian countries.

It also gives a wide ranging policy options, ranging from technological and institutional solutions to automobile emission problems, based on empirical case studies and comparative policy and regulatory analysis. It is a useful reference with valuable insights on how rapidly changing economies are adopting their policy and regulatory structure, to cope with the progressively severe environmental impacts as a result of automobile increase.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Conceptual Framework and Background for Understanding Sustainability Impact of Transport and Automobiles

1. Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia: An Overview (Aki Suwa and Masahiko Iguchi)

2. Transport Issues and Challenges in Asian Cities and their Socioeconomic and Environmental Implications for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Ganesh Raj Joshi)

3. Regulatory Convergence and Policy Diffusion in Automobile Emission Standards: Cases of China and India (Masahiko Iguchi)

Part 2: Case Studies

4. Enabling Purposive Experimentation in the Transport Sector: The Case of BRT Improvement and CNG Conversion in Semarang, Indonesia (Sudarmanto Budi Nugroho, Eric Zusman, Ryoko Nakano and Junichi Fujino)

5. Green Vehicle Policy and Demand in Indonesia (Puspita Dirgahayani, Prawira F. Belgiawan, Eko A. Prasetio, Reza A. Nasution)

6. Challenges for Fuel Quality Change in India (Mahendra Sethi)

7. Sustainable Transport Strategies for Gurgaon (Prabh Bedi)

8. Role of Motor Inspection and Maintenance: Practices and Governance in Japan (Aki Suwa)

9. Governance for Sustainable Automobile Future in Asia: Barriers and Enablers (Aki Suwa and Masahiko Iguchi)

About the Editors

Aki Suwa is a Professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Society, Kyoto Women’s University, Japan. Her research focuses on how environmental understanding facilitate policy formulation, and how this subsequently influences the degree of the policy implementation on ground.

Masahiko Iguchi is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan. His main research interests are within the fields of global sustainability governance and international politics, with a particular focus on private regulation and governance, and on climate and transport sector.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Sustainability

Sustainability has become one of the most pressing social, environmental, economic, cultural and political issues of our times. Yet the meaning of ‘sustainability’ remains elusive.

This series provides original insights from across the social sciences and humanities on the meaning and practice of sustainability. It offers both theoretical and practical analysis of ‘sustainability’, including social sustainability, sustainable consumption, democratic sustainability and sustainable behaviour.

These interdisciplinary books give students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners the latest thinking from international authors. This thought-provoking series draws on and is relevant to those working in a wide-range of disciplines, including environment, development, sociology, politics, philosophy, business and marketing, media, geography, and anthropology.

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