Urban Studies: Book Series

Transport and Society

Transport and Society

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This series focuses on the impact of transport planning policy and implementation on the wider society and on the participation of the users. It discusses issues such as: gender and public transport, travel for the elderly and disabled, transport boycotts and the civil rights movement etc. Interdisciplinary in scope, linking transport studies with sociology, social welfare, cultural studies and psychology.

  • Social Traffic

    Time/Space, Social Inequalities and Inclusion, 1st Edition

    By Frances Hodgson

    Through an in-depth examination of the integral nature of social networks and walking this book draws conclusions about social processes of exclusion, identity and the making of community. Much work on social networks and mobilities focuses on the 'death of distance' and the globalisation of social…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
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  • Visions, Concepts and Experiences of Travel Demand Management

    1st Edition

    By Gerd Sammer, Michael Bell

    Travel demand management measures are some of the most promising transport policy measures in conurbations, especially in consideration of climate change, clean urban transport and congestion avoidance. Setting targets for reducing traffic or prospective traffic growth is a basic requirement to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
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  • Ports as Capitalist Spaces

    A Critical Analysis of Devolution and Development, 1st Edition

    By Gordon Wilmsmeier, Jason Monios

    New developments in a post-Fordist economic environment have changed the source of port competitiveness from economies of scale based on basic production factors (capital, land, labour) to economies of scope based on advanced production (service) factors. The institutional setting in which ports…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31
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  • Critical Geographies of Cycling

    History, Political Economy and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Glen Norcliffe

    Examining cycling from a range of geographical perspectives, this book uses historical and contemporary case studies to look at the history, politics, economy and culture of cycling. Pursuing a post-structural position in viewing understandings of the bicycle as contingent upon time and place,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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  • The Mobilities Paradigm

    Discourses and Ideologies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcel Endres, Katharina Manderscheid, Christophe Mincke

    Over the last two decades, the conceptualisation and empirical analysis of mobilities of people, objects and symbols has become an important strand of social science. Yet, the increasing importance of mobilities in all parts of the social does not only happen as observable practices in the material…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
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  • Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Winnie V. Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi

    What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
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  • Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000

    1st Edition

    By Kiron Chatterjee

    Edited by Glenn Lyons

    The UK fuel tax protests of September 2000 generated considerable debate about fuel prices and taxation and put transport in the media spotlight. Away from the immediate events and debates surrounding the protests, the experience offered the opportunity for longer-term lessons on transport to be…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
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  • Transport, Demand Management and Social Inclusion

    The Need for Ethnic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Rajé

    Social inclusion/exclusion has only recently emerged in transport-related discourse. Despite the apparent absence of a transport policy framework for social inclusion/exclusion, there has been some movement towards a greater understanding of the social aspects of transport in the research sphere.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • Taxi! Urban Economies and the Social and Transport Impacts of the Taxicab

    1st Edition

    By James Cooper, Ray Mundy

    The taxicab makes a significant contribution to the accessibility of a city, and provides a wide range of services across many different social groups and urban environments. This study considers the roles and functions of the taxi from its origins as the first licensed form of public transport, to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
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  • Negotiating the Transport System

    User Contexts, Experiences and Needs, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Rajé

    By combining focus groups and interviews with innovative research techniques, such as web-based discussions and Q methodology, this book provides insights into the daily experiences of those using the British transport system. Despite an entitlement to a basic level of mobility, travel…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Social Dimensions of Sustainable Transport

    Transatlantic Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Stefan Poppelreuter

    Edited by Kieran Donaghy

    Based on the work of the STELLA (Sustainable Transport in Europe and Links and Liaisons with America) Focus Group 3, this volume brings together leading transport academics to discuss society behaviour and public/private transport. Theoretical and empirical research from across North America and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
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  • Shopping Choices with Public Transport Options

    An Agenda for the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Peter J. McGoldrick

    In recent years, the environmental, social and economic concerns regarding laissez-faire retail decentralization policies have resulted in an emergence of a global trend towards the provision of wider choices of good quality public transport modes in suburban areas. Existing research on transport…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Transport Disadvantage and Social Exclusion

    Exclusionary Mechanisms in Transport in Urban Scotland, 1st Edition

    By Julian Hine, Fiona Mitchell

    There is currently much interest in the role that transport plays in promoting, or alleviating 'social exclusion'. Exclusionary processes are, of course, multi-dimensional and a mixture of physical barriers, financial constraints, time budgets, access difficulties and psychological aspects such as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • Social Perspectives on Mobility

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lise Drewes Nielsen, Thyra Uth Thomsen, Henrik Gudmundsson

    Globalisation is heavily dependent on physical transport, as people and goods travel over longer distances and with higher frequency. Movement and mobility have become integrated parts of late modern identity and practice, and a state of flux can be sensed everywhere. Bringing together the latest…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • The Car-dependent Society

    A European Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Hans Jeekel

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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  • Mobilities: New Perspectives on Transport and Society

    1st Edition

    By John Urry

    Edited by Margaret Grieco

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Public Transport and its Users

    The Passenger's Perspective in Planning and Customer Care, 1st Edition

    By Hans-Liudger Dienel

    Edited by Martin Schiefelbusch

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Ethics of Mobilities

    Rethinking Place, Exclusion, Freedom and Environment, 1st Edition

    By Tore Sager

    Edited by Sigurd Bergmann

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • Re-Thinking Mobility

    Contemporary Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Kaufmann

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • Transport Policy: Learning Lessons from History

    1st Edition

    By Colin Divall, Julian Hine

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16
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