Transport geography and new European realities: a critique

The main aim of this paper is to offer a brief evaluation of recent transport geography research and publication. It examines critical observations on the sub-discipline from the past two decades, and endeavors to illustrate how the engagement of transport geography belies at least some criticisms. Arguing that both 'positivist' and 'new mobilities' approaches have validity in a transport geography research agenda, the paper goes onto exemplify this through brief discussions of areas where transport geography could gain a higher profile and where clear mutual benefit would result from greater engagement, notably, at the interface between transport and tourism, focusing on mobilities in post-transition Central and Eastern Europe and climate change issues. Finally, conclusions are drawn and suggestions are made to inform a transport geography research agenda.

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  • Accession Number: 01147920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 28 2009 1:12PM