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Traffic jamTen years of 'sustainable' transport in the UK$
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Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420732

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.001.0001

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Devolution and the UK's new transport policy landscape

Devolution and the UK's new transport policy landscape

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(p.29) Two Devolution and the UK's new transport policy landscape
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Traffic jam
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Danny MacKinnon

Geoff Vigar

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420732.003.0002

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

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