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Epilogue: Transport policy and social exclusion - some reflections

Preston, John (2009) Epilogue: Transport policy and social exclusion - some reflections Transport Policy, 16, (3), pp. 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.

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Published date: July 2009
Additional Information: International Perspectives on Transport and Social Exclusion
Keywords: social exclusion, transport policy


Local EPrints ID: 76062
ISSN: 0967-070X
PURE UUID: 9f526567-1a5a-4ab6-a644-9f1ecc55bcd9
ORCID for John Preston: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 12 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:41

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