Mobility policy through the lens of policy mobility: The post-political case of introducing free transit in Luxembourg

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Journal Article

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place - europe, place - urban, policy - fares, policy - sustainable, organisation - governance


Fare-free public transport, Transport, Luxembourg, Policy mobility, Post-political, Urban governance


This viewpoint paper addresses the issue of fare-free public transport (FFPT) in the context of policy mobility, the strand of urban studies literature that examines how policy formulations developed in one place tend to ‘travel’ and inform and inspire plans elsewhere as good or best practices. We argue that the promotion of policies may not reflect a serious attempt to solve a sustainability or socio-economic issue. Rather, the institutions in charge have different targets in mind. FFPT in Luxembourg is thus more a reflection of a post-political process where politics are severed from the political.


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