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Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy (Hardback)

Edité par SAGE Publications Inc, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 1452267790 / ISBN 13: 9781452267791
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Titre : Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social ...

Éditeur : SAGE Publications Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. Features: *Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. *A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. *While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. *To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. *The index, Reader s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world. Key Themes: *Administration, Operations, and Evaluation *Air Transportation Systems *Economics of Transportation *Energy, Environmental, and *Health Impacts *Facilities and Infrastructure *Intermodal Transportation Systems *International Transportation and Policy *Labor Issues/Employee Relations *Planning and Policy *Safety and Security *Social Issues in Transportation *Surface Transportation Systems *Technology, Design, and Engineering *Transportation, Finance of *Transportation Legislation *Transportation Modeling *Transportation Organizations and Agencies *Travel Behavior and Research *Water Transportation Systems. N° de réf. du libraire AAX9781452267791

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Synopsis : Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says-despite the allure-will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering

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Existing reference works on the topic of transportation tend to focus on historical or on technical aspects. This is an academic work viewing transportation via the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects. It explores the following questions and more:

·         What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with the dramatic economic growth in transportation across the globe?

·         Should the best-and-brightest engineers be developing rocket systems for space tourism ? or should they be focussing on the development and distribution of the electronic car for the masses?

·         How are decisions about transportation priorities and policies made?

·         What are the economic realities behind systems of various sorts?

·         What are the social costs when highways divide communities or leave them behind, or when an airport is expanded near a poor neighbourhood?

·         In an age of indiscriminant terrorism, how do we secure key nodes on transport systems in ways that don?t unreasonably constrict those very systems?

·         Should transportation systems be publicly or privately funded and run?

What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?

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