Institutional Challenges to Intermodal Transport and Logistics

Author: Jason Monios
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131711583X
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While the operational realities of intermodal transport are relatively well known, the institutional challenges are less well understood. This book provides an overview of intermodal transport and logistics including the policy background, emerging industry trends and academic approaches. Establishing the three key features of intermodal transport geography as intermodal terminals, inland logistics and hinterland corridors, Jason Monios takes an institutional approach to understanding the difficulties of successful intermodal transport and logistics. Key areas of investigation include the policy and planning background, the roles of public and private stakeholders and the identification of emerging strategy conflicts. Substantial empirical content situates the theoretical and practical issues in real-world examples via three detailed case study chapters (covering the USA, UK and Europe), making the book useful to students as well as practitioners desiring an understanding of how intermodal transport and logistics work in practice. The identified challenges to intermodal transport and logistics are used to demonstrate how competing port and inland strategies can inhibit the necessary processes of integration required to underpin successful intermodal transport. The book concludes with a look at the future of institutional adaptation that may enhance the capacity of freight actors to engage with intermodal transport developments.

Geographies of Transport and Mobility

Author: Stewart Barr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131712894X
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Geographies of Transport and Mobility aims to provide a comprehensive and evidenced account of the intellectual and pragmatic challenges for personal mobility in the twenty-first century. In doing so, it argues that geographers have a key role to play in shaping academic and policy debates on how personal mobility can become more sustainable. The book is structured in three parts. Part I explores how personal mobility has evolved since the mid-nineteenth century, plotting the intricate relationship between new forms of mobile technology, urban planning and design and social practices. Part II examines how researchers study transport and mobility, and outlines the different intellectual trajectories of transport geography and geographies of mobilities. Part III then outlines and discusses the discourse of sustainable mobility that has emerged in recent years; the ways in which social, economic and environmental sustainability can be promoted through different strategies, focusing on behavioural change and urban design. Geographies of Transport and Mobility provides a unique perspective on personal mobility by demonstrating how the way we travel has developed through complex economic and social processes. It argues that this historical context is critical for considering how mobility in the twenty-first century can be more sustainable, not just environmentally, but also economically and socially. As such, it argues for a renewed focus on sustainable place making as a way to radically shift mobility practices. Geographies of Transport and Mobility is designed to appeal to advanced level undergraduate students and researchers in the fields of geography, anthropology, psychology, sociology and transport studies.

Lokale Besch ftigung und konomie

Author: Walter Hanesch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322805867
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Dem Wandel der Wirtschaftslandschaft und der Strukturkrise des Arbeitsmarkts steht eine zunehmende Regionalisierung und Kommunalisierung der wirtschafts- und arbeitsmarktpolitischen Steuerung gegenüber. Zugleich werden wachsende sozialökonomische Polarisierungsprozesse durch den Umbau der bundesweiten Sicherungssysteme und Integrationsprogramme immer weniger kompensiert. Daher stellt sich die Frage, welche Rolle und Aufgabe die Kommunen künftig im Kontext des "aktivierenden" Sozialstaats übernehmen können. Der Band unternimmt den Versuch, die Problem- und Handlungsdimensionen der "Lokalen Beschäftigung und Ökonomie" im Kontext der "Sozialen Stadt" auszuloten und die Thematik aus dem Kontext der verschiedenen fachwissenschaftlichen Diskurse zusammenzuführen.

Politics of scale

Author: Markus Wissen
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ISBN: 9783896916693
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Mit dem Begriff politics of scale wird in der kritischen anglo-amerikanischen Geographie untersucht, wie sich gesellschaftliche Machtverhältnisse im Globalisierungsprozess durch das veränderte Verhältnis der Räume der Regulation verschieben. Im Sammelband werden zentrale Einsichten der scale-Debatte erstmals in deutscher Sprache vorgestellt. Weitere Beiträge diskutieren ihre Bedeutung für die im deutschen Sprachraum stärker verbreiteten Diskussionen über Staat, Geschlechterverhältnisse, Stadt und Raum, soziale Bewegungen und gesellschaftliche Naturverhältnisse.