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Iain Docherty and Jon Shaw

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447329558

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447329558.001.0001

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The political economy of transport and travel

The political economy of transport and travel

(p.29) 2 The political economy of transport and travel
Transport Matters

Iain Docherty

Jon Shaw

David Waite

Policy Press

In the chapter we focus on why we spend money on some things and not on others, and why this matters. Our point is that transport investment can create both winners and losers, and it is important to be open and honest about this, and fully aware of the consequences, before committing public resources. Failing to do so runs the risk of perpetuating existing inequalities in a policy environment where a) there is already plenty of inequality and b) public resources for investment are scarce.

Keywords:   Political economy, Transport, Policy, Inequality, Infrastructure

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