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dc.contributor.authorHynes, Michael
dc.contributor.authorRau, Henrike
dc.contributor.authorHeisserer, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T10:25:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-08
dc.identifier.citationRau, H., Hynes, M., Heisserer, B. (2015) 'Transport policy and governance in turbulent times: Evidence from Ireland'. Case Studies on Transport Policy, .en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2213-624X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5484
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates transport policy in the Republic of Ireland before, during and after the ‘Celtic Tiger’ era (1995-2007), to capture how the prevailing governance system responded to rapid economic, political, and social changes. We argue that a detailed record of changes in Irish transport policy and governance during these turbulent times can offer lessons that are relevant to sustainable transport efforts internationally. Focusing on the development, introduction and subsequent implementation of two transport policy milestones, this paper considers political and institutional conditions that paved the way for both a high-cost approach to transport infrastructure development prior to the financial crisis in 2008 and the subsequent shift in policy discourse towards ‘smarter’ more sustainable travel following the rapid deterioration of public finances in the late 2000s. It then asks what changes (if any) are needed to current political-institutional structures to ensure future implementation of these declaratory commitments to sustainable transport. The concluding section explores whether it would be possible, or indeed desirable, to put current transport policy responses to the economic crisis on a more permanent footing, with a view to advancing the sustainable transport agenda, and uncovers opportunities to promote and implement sustainability initiatives in times of financial restraints.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipEPA Ireland (2008-SD-LS-1-S1)en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofCase Studies on Transport Policyen
dc.subjectTransport policyen_IE
dc.subjectGovernanceen_IE
dc.subjectIrelanden_IE
dc.subjectMobilityen_IE
dc.subjectCeltic Tigeren_IE
dc.subjectRecessionen_IE
dc.subjectPolitics and sociologyen_IE
dc.titleTransport policy and governance in turbulent times: Evidence from Irelanden_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-01-25T10:06:49Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cstp.2015.11.006
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213624X15300201en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.description.embargo2018-12-08
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dc.local.contactMichael Hynes, Room 323, 2nd Floor, School Of Political Science & So, Áras Moyola, Nui Galway. Email: mike.hynes@nuigalway.ie
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