Diverging Mobilities?: Devolution, transport and policy innovation" by Danny MacKinnon

Diverging Mobilities?: Devolution, transport and policy innovation"

byDanny MacKinnon

Hardcover | March 31, 2008

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The British state has long been regarded as one of the most stable and centralised political structures in the world, and devolution represents one of the most significant changes to its fabric in 300 years. To date research on devolution in the UK has largely focused on core public policyareas such as health, economic development and social welfare. Work on transport has been somewhat limited, despite its increased policy prominence in recent years. This book presents a thorough academic investigation into the impact of devolution on the formulation and delivery of transport policy in the UK. Using detailed interviews with keypolicy makers, transport providers, business organisations and user groups, the authors draw upon concepts and ideas from across the social sciences to inform their analysis. The picture that emerges is distinctly mixed: there are elements of both convergence and divergence in the strategies and policies adopted by the devolved administrations, and marked variations in the overall performance of these administrations in transport are uncovered. Ultimately, though, devolution on its own is an insufficient basis for improved policy performance what matters is the generation of enough strategic capacity to promote real change for the better. About the authors Danny MacKinnon is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Aberdeen. Jon Shaw is Reader in Human Geography and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transport at the University of Plymouth. Iain Docherty is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Glasgow. * This book presents a thorough academic investigation into the impact of devolution on the formulation and delivery of transport policy in the UK. * The authors draw upon concepts and ideas from across the social sciences to inform their analysis by using detailed interviews with key policy makers,transport providers, business organisations and user groups.

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Title:Diverging Mobilities?: Devolution, transport and policy innovation"Format:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 31, 2008Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080453546

ISBN - 13:9780080453545

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Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments
About the authors
List of abbreviations
List of figures
List of tables

1. Introduction
2. Devolution, state restructuring and regional government
3. Devolution and public policy in the United Kingdom
4. Transport policy and devolution
5. State personnel and the governance of transport policy
6. Formulating transport policy
7. Transport policy implementation
8. Relations between jurisdictions
9. Conclusions

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