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Devolution and the UK's new transport policy landscape

Danny MacKinnon and Geoff Vigar

in Traffic jam

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.003.0002
Devolution and the UK's new transport policy landscape

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This chapter examines the relationship between changing spaces of governance and transport policy across Great Britain after devolution. It evaluates the significance of the notion of geographical scale in the context of British transport policy, and discusses policy divergence and convergence. The chapter outlines the development of transport policy at the national scale, focusing particularly on the devolved jurisdictions of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and assesses developments at the subnational scale, highlighting the emergence of a stronger regional dimension in England, Scotland, and Wales.

Keywords: transport policy; Great Britain; governance; devolution; geographical scale; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; England

Chapter.  8244 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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