EUROPEAN TRANSPORT ECONOMICS: CHAPTER 10. TRANSPORT POLICY IN AN INTERNATIONAL SETTING

This chapter discusses the development of transport policy in an international setting. The jurisdictions, objectives, instruments and agencies of transport policy can be combined into a wide range of packages, which can be classified broadly into those that are 'plan'- oriented and 'market'-oriented. International transport policy has a rather different range of instruments from that of national transport policy. International policy issues include: (1) 'compatible' and 'competing' national objectives; (2) transport sector efficiency; (3) environment; (4) safety and security; (5) national economic development; (6) spatial structuring; and (7) welfare distribution. The author sees national fragmentation and political liberalisation as forces leading to the increasing acceptance of an international transport regime oriented to the free market. There are other interesting relationships between objectives, instruments and institutions. For the covering abstract see IRRD 874715.

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  • Accession Number: 00715917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM