Automobility in Transition? A Socio-Technical Analysis of Sustainable Transport

books by F. Geels, René Kemp, G. Dudley & Glenn Lyons (Eds)

Publisher: Routledge, London
ISBN: 978-0-415-88505-8

Is the automobility regime experiencing a transition towards sustainability? To answer that question, this book investigates stability and change in contemporary transport systems. It makes a socio-technical analysis of transport systems, exploring the strategies and beliefs of crucial actors such as car manufacturers, local and national governments, citizens, car drivers, transport planners and civil society. Two guiding questions are: Will we see a greening of cars, based on technological innovations that sustain the existing car-based system? Or is something more radical desirable and likely, such as the development of travel regimes in which car use is less dominant?