chapter  12
21 Pages

Socio-political analysis of French transport policies: The state of practice

WithVincent Kaufmann, Christophe Jemelin, Géraldine Pflieger

The chapter takes stock of transport policy research which was carried out in France between 1995 and 2002 or which deals specifically with French transport policy. It is divided into four parts. The first concerns the quantitative analysis of the body of research, which enables us to pinpoint those studies which deal specifically with our chosen topic. The second part consists of an analysis of the content of the selected research according to the sequential model used to analyse public policy, i.e. starting with the construction of the problem and ending with an evaluation of the measures introduced to solve the problem. The third provides a discussion on the overall studies compared to the transport policy in France. Finally, the last section deals with the three central questions raised in this study.