Epilogue: Transport policy and social exclusion - some reflections

Preston, John (2009) Epilogue: Transport policy and social exclusion - some reflections. Transport Policy, 16, (3), 140-142. (doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2009.04.003).


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The evolution of the concept of social exclusion is briefly reviewed, with particular reference to recent papers published in Transport Policy. Two main issues have emerged, namely the difficulties in defining the concept and, more importantly, difficulties in operationalising the concept. Hence, over the last decade or so that the concept has been in vogue, it does not seem that transport policy has been effective in reducing social exclusion. It is argued that demonstration sites and/or centres of excellence are needed at a meaningful scale (e.g. city region) that emphasise the social component of the sustainability agenda through a series of practical measures to reduce both scattered and clustered forms of exclusion.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.tranpol.2009.04.003
Additional Information: International Perspectives on Transport and Social Exclusion
ISSNs: 0967-070X (print)
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Keywords: social exclusion, transport policy
Subjects: T Technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 76062
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
July 2009Published
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:09
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76062

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