German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 2, No. 4, October

Designing Sustainable Transportation Policy for Acceptance: A Comparison of Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland
Abstract Almost everybody would welcome at least in a general sense--a transportation policy designed in accordance with the principle of sustainability. But there appears to be insufficient support for moving toward sustainability in transportation...
European Transport Policy-A Historical and Forward Looking Perspective
Abstract This article discusses the development of European transport policy in historical perspective and the challenges this faces at present. European transport policy took some time to emerge and progress has been slow and with hold-ups due...
Harmonisation and Convergence? National Responses to the Common European Transport Policy
Abstract Over the past decade, an increasing amount of scholarly attention has been shifted away from processes of institution-building and policy-making at the European level and, instead, has focused on the impact of European integration on...
Impacts of Institutional Change on Urban Transport Policy in Rome: An Update
Abstract In the late 1990s, innovation in the institutional arrangements boosted a new collaborative transport planning approach in the city of Rome. The creation of an integrated planning agency (STA) helped the transition from the level of...
Innovation without Change?
Abstract Since the 1980s, urban transportation has been a recurring problem posed to public authorities. The problems linked to this policy field are very diverse and concerned economic, environmental, technical, fiscal, institutional and democratic...
Introduction: The Stakes of Transport Policy in Social Science Research
Introduction In a mobile world, transport affects nearly everyone. Accordingly, transport policy tends to be a rather contended field in politics at all levels, from small neighbourhoods up to the European Union. The reasons for conflicting opinions...
Transport Policy and Policy Research: Some Concluding Remarks
Introduction As a conclusion to this special issue on transport policy research, we want to come back to the question of what is the gain of policy research for the specific needs of the field of transport policy. Opening this volume, we have...
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