The Politics of Airport Expansion in the United Kingdom: Hegemony, Policy and the Rhetoric of ‘Sustainable Aviation’

The book presents both the history of air transportation in the United Kingdom and an analysis of the discourses surrounding aviation, its benefits, and its costs. This book offers insights about the difficult choices to be made in aviation's future. The massive expansion of global aviation, its insatiable demand for airport capacity, and its growing contribution to carbon emissions and climate change, makes it a critical societal problem. Traditional concerns and politics about noise and air pollution are connected to the problems of climate change and peak oil use and aviation is a driver of economic growth and connectivity in an increasingly mobile world.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 336p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780719076138
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2014 4:11PM