Title

Epilogue: Transport policy and social exclusion—Some reflections

Authors

John Preston

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2009

Subject Area

policy - social exclusion

Keywords

social exclusion, transport policy

Abstract

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.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract given by Elsevier. Copyright remains with Elsevier.

Comments

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