Socio-political analysis of French transport policies: The state of the practices

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Journal Article

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place - europe


transport, mobility, local policies, policy analysis, national policies, France


The article takes stock of transport policy research which was carried out in France between 1995 and 2002 or which deals specifically with French transport policy. The article is divided into three parts. The first deals with a quantitative analysis of the body of research, which enables us to pinpoint those studies which deal specifically with our chosen topic. The second part consists of an analysis of the content of the selected research according to the sequential model used to analyse public policy, i.e. starting with the construction of the problem and ending with an evaluation of the measures introduced to solve the problem. The third and final part provides a critical summary of the main research findings.


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