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Transportation Management - A Southern African Perspective (Paperback): Willy Engelbrecht, Priya  Ramgoving Transportation Management - A Southern African Perspective (Paperback)
Willy Engelbrecht, Priya Ramgoving
R450 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R31 (7%) Shipped within 13 - 16 working days

The current economic climate and evolving business needs necessitate the supply chain industry to rethink strategies around transportation management, as it is the structural glue that connects and binds communities to organisations and organisations to economies. Transportation management as an aspect of the supply chain network ensures that the required material is delivered in the right quantity and of the right quality to the right place at the right time.

It is dependent on infrastructure, processes and systems, together with human resources, to function successfully within the wider supply chain industry. Transportation management: a southern African perspective improves and expands on existing academic knowledge on transportation management within the southern African landscape.

Transportation management: a southern African perspective provides an overview of the contribution made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) towards improving transportation management as part of its overall goal of increasing opportunities for growth, given the economic, political and social challenges facing this region.

Written by academics and industry experts, it contains practical case studies, revision questions and examples to expand the text, as it attempts to address current concerns within higher education pertaining to decolonising content.

Radical Simplicity (Hardcover): Ken Allen Radical Simplicity (Hardcover)
Ken Allen 1
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) In stock

The key to rising to the top of your company lies in a simple message and philosophy. Radical Simplicity is the ultimate inspirational story for ambitious innovators, market-disruptors, and global business entrepreneurs.

Celebrating DHL’s fiftieth anniversary as a world-leading delivery company, global CEO Ken Allen tells the unique story of his journey to the top of the industry. In this business memoir, he shares the strategies and skills he has developed throughout his career, drawing on both his core values and extensive experience. This book is an inimitable guide to succeeding in any business, focusing on strategy and practical advice while revealing the simple lessons you need to learn to excel in life and work. It is an accessible read for entrepreneurs and managers at any stage of their career, packed with motivational material and no-nonsense tips.

This simple and honest book is a must-have for anyone looking to reach the top of their field.

A Trucker's Tale - Wit, Wisdom, and True Stories from 60 Years on the Road (Hardcover): Ed Miller A Trucker's Tale - Wit, Wisdom, and True Stories from 60 Years on the Road (Hardcover)
Ed Miller
R420 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R85 (20%) 13 working days
Super Pumped - The Battle for Uber (Hardcover): Mike Isaac Super Pumped - The Battle for Uber (Hardcover)
Mike Isaac
R460 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R34 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolise everything wrong with Silicon Valley. In the tradition of Brad Stone's Everything Store and John Carreyrou's Bad Blood, award-winning investigative reporter Mike Isaac's Super Pumped delivers a gripping account of Uber's rapid rise, its pitched battles with taxi unions and drivers, the company's toxic internal culture and the bare-knuckle tactics it devised to overcome obstacles in its quest for dominance. Based on hundreds of interviews with current and former Uber employees, along with previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped is a page-turning story of ambition and deception, obscene wealth and bad behaviour, that explores how blistering technological and financial innovation culminated in one of the most catastrophic twelve-month periods in American corporate history.

ADR applicable as from 1 January 2017 - European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road... ADR applicable as from 1 January 2017 - European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (Paperback)
United Nations Publications
R3,958 Discovery Miles 39 580 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2017. It contains in particular new or revised provisions concerning transport of adsorbed gases; lithium batteries (including damaged or defective lithium batteries, lithium batteries for disposal or recycling); asymmetric capacitors; discarded packagings; ammonium nitrate and radioactive material; testing of gas cartridges and fuel cell cartridges; marking of bundles of cylinders; and the applicability of ISO standards to the manufacture of new pressure receptacles or service equipment

Accessibility, Equity and Efficiency - Challenges for Transport and Public Services (Hardcover): Karst T. Geurs, Roberto... Accessibility, Equity and Efficiency - Challenges for Transport and Public Services (Hardcover)
Karst T. Geurs, Roberto Patuelli, Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Leading researchers from around the world show, in this volume, the importance of accessibility in contemporary issues such as rural depopulation, investments in public services and public transport, and transport infrastructure investments in Europe. The trade-offs between accessibility, economic development and equity are comprehensively examined, and a variety of approaches to measuring accessibility and equality presented. The book's interdisciplinary contributions also provide different geographical contexts, from the US to various European and developing countries, and cover ex ante and ex post evaluation of transport investment. Improving transport accessibility is a main objective in transport policy and planning in developed and developing countries all over the world. Investment is motivated by the need to develop and/or reduce spatial or social inequalities. However, the economic and equity implications of investments in transport are not straightforward. The concepts of accessibility and equity can be defined and operationalized in many different ways, influencing outcomes and conclusions. Moreover, equity and efficiency goals are often conflicting. Accessibility models not only help to explain spatial and transport patterns in developed and developing countries but are also powerful tools to explain the equity and efficiency impacts of urban and transport policies and projects. This state-of-the-art overview of the accessibility-economic efficiency-equity relationship will appeal to researchers as well as transport and urban planners interested in accessibility issues and transport/regional developments.

Multimodal Transport Security - Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport (Hardcover): Joseph S.... Multimodal Transport Security - Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport (Hardcover)
Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, Genserik L.L. Reniers, Dawna L. Rhoades
R2,688 Discovery Miles 26 880 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Rapid globalisation has led to the realization that the traditional modal approach to transporting people and goods is insufficient. Multimodal Transport Security illustrates the inevitable shift towards multimodal transportation systems, further enabled by modern technological innovations, and succinctly assesses the demanding and new security challenges that have accompanied this. The emergence of these complex transportation infrastructures has created exceedingly attractive terrorist targets owing to the potential for wide-scale disruption of global supply chains. Providing a conjoint analysis of key issues in both passenger and freight multimodal transportation security, expert contributors provide pivotal case studies highlighting the successes and failures of various policies and practices across several geographical regions. Adeptly drawing these strands together, the editors identify similarities and heterogeneities and in doing so, produce a practical illustration of the potential for further enhancement of multimodal security. An ever-increasing and worldwide concern with the improvement of security in transport places this unique and comprehensive text at the forefront of transportation literature. It will be of great value to students and scholars of public policy as well as policy makers in the fields of transportation and counter-terrorism.

Handbook of International Trade and Transportation (Hardcover): Bruce A. Blonigen, Wesley W. Wilson Handbook of International Trade and Transportation (Hardcover)
Bruce A. Blonigen, Wesley W. Wilson
R5,969 Discovery Miles 59 690 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

International trade has grown rapidly over the past half century, accommodated by the transportation industry through concomitant growth and technological change. But while the connection between transport and trade flows is clear, the academic literature often looks at these two issues separately. This Handbook is unique in pulling together the key insights of each field while highlighting what we know about their intersection and ideas for future research in this relatively unexamined but growing area of study. After presenting the latest data and modeling techniques used to explain global trade patterns, the chapters address directly the core theme of the Handbook: the intersection of international trade and transportation costs. Other key topics examined include trade facilitation, trade networks, and the role of transport costs in offshoring, foreign investment location, and the role of intermediary firms. The Handbook is an excellent primer on the essential concepts and references in international trade and transport for scholars who may have their primary expertise in one of these areas, but are not as familiar with the other. It will also be an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and other researchers who are relatively new to either field.

Transport Economics, 3rd Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Kenneth Button Transport Economics, 3rd Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Kenneth Button
R1,158 Discovery Miles 11 580 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Transport Economics is a thoroughly revised edition of a well-established textbook which applies economic analysis to transport issues. Each chapter has been carefully reworked and includes new material dealing with the regulation of transport markets. The theoretical content is supported with considerable empirical evidence drawn from a wide range of international sources. Although aimed primarily at university students, this volume is accessible to non-specialists who have an interest in transport economics. It has no modal bias but rather examines in general terms the many aspects of the demand for, and supply of, transport together with the various methods of government intervention needed to ensure that social and environmental criteria are attained. This successful and widely adopted textbook has been meticulously revised and updated for the third edition. As the best intermediate text currently available, it will be welcomed by students, policymakers and all those concerned with the supply of transport services.

Freight Mobility and Connectivity in China and U.S. Trade Issues (Hardcover): Lillian Emmett Freight Mobility and Connectivity in China and U.S. Trade Issues (Hardcover)
Lillian Emmett
R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Trade growth between the United States and China has increased U.S. interest in how the Chinese transportation system handles exports. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program sponsored a scanning study to identify how China provides intermodal access to its ports and uses investment strategies to foster freight mobility and intermodal connectivity. The scan team learned that China's national, provincial, and metropolitan transportation policy is closely coordinated with the country's economic policy and social harmony goals. The transportation system is expanding rapidly to meet global intermodal freight demands and promote expansion into underdeveloped regions of the country. This book discusses the freight mobility and intermodal connectivity in China as well as provides an overview of U.S.-China commercial relations, including major trade disputes.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy (Paperback): Chris Nash Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy (Paperback)
Chris Nash
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades. The transport sector has many unique characteristics - non-storability, economies of scale and scope, indivisibilities and the extensive production of positive and negative externalities - that need careful consideration in any analysis. The aim of this Handbook is to provide an overview of the essential research methods with illustrations of how they are applied in practice. The book is divided into six sections - transport costs, externalities, transport demand, pricing and investment, deregulation and privatisation, and transport policy impacts. Each section comprises several chapters, divided by mode of transport or other relevant factor. Some of the unique features include: * a comprehensive overview of methods used in transport economics and policy analysis from leading researchers in the field * up-to-date methodology for analysing transport costs and demand * examples of how to value the full range of externalities of transport, including both costs and benefits * guidance on how to assess the impact of privatisation and (de)regulation, with examples from local public transport, rail and air * identification of the relevant factors involved in transport pricing, including roads, public transport, ports and airports * an analysis of the neglected topic of equity in transport. This illustrative overview of research methods will be essential to researchers, students and practitioners in academia, government and business.

Hop, Skip, Go - How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives (Hardcover): John Rossant, Stephen Baker Hop, Skip, Go - How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives (Hardcover)
John Rossant, Stephen Baker
R583 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R124 (21%) 13 working days

Urban expert John Rossant and business journalist Stephen Baker look beyond the false promises of the past to examine the real future of transportation and the repercussions for the world's cities, the global economy, the environment, and our individual lives. Human mobility, dominated for a century by cars and trucks, is facing a dramatic transformation. Over the next decade, new networked devices, from electric bikes to fleets of autonomous cars, will change the way we move. They will also disrupt major industries, from energy to cars, give birth to new mobility giants, and lead to a redesign of our cities. For Rossant and Baker, this represents the advance of the Information Revolution into the physical world. This will raise troubling questions about surveillance, privacy, the dangers from hackers and the loss of jobs. But it also promises startling efficiencies, which could turn our cities green and, perhaps, save our planet. In an engaging, deeply reported book, the authors travel to mobility hotspots, from Helsinki to Shanghai, to scout out this future. And they visit the companies putting it together. One, Divergent3d, is devising a system to manufacture cars with robots and 3D printers. PonyAI, a Chinese-Silicon Valley startup, builds autonomous software that perceives potholes, oncoming trucks, and wayward pedestrians, and guides the vehicle around them. Voom, an Airbus subsidiary, is racing with dozens of others to operate fleets of air taxis that fly by themselves. Hop, Skip, Go is about us: billions of people on the move. Underlying each stage of mobility, from foot to horse to cars and jets, are the mathematics of three fundamental variables: time, space and money. We measure each trip we take, whether to Kuala Lumpur or the corner drugstore. As the authors make clear, the coming mobility revolution will be no different. As they unveil the future, the authors explore how these changes might revamp our conception of global geography, the hours in our days, and where in the world we might be able to go.

Handbook on Transport and Development (Hardcover): Robin Hickman, Moshe Givoni, David Bonilla, David Banister Handbook on Transport and Development (Hardcover)
Robin Hickman, Moshe Givoni, David Bonilla, David Banister
R5,746 Discovery Miles 57 460 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In the last forty years or so the research field exploring the relationship and interaction between transport and development has developed rapidly. While sophistication in analysis has increased, understanding the effective integration of transport and development often remains poor in theory and in practice - with sometimes devastating effects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of both the current and emerging thinking in this field, drawing on multidisciplinary thinking in transport planning, transport, urban and spatial economics, and the wider social sciences. With 45 chapters from leading international authors, the book is organised around three main themes: * urban structure and travel; * transport and spatial impacts; * wider dimensions in transport and development. The chapters each present commentary on key issues within these themes, presenting the debate on the impacts of urban structure on travel, the impacts of transport investment on development, and social and cultural change on travel. A multitude of competing inter-disciplinary perspectives are considered - leaving the reader with an invaluably comprehensive and critical understanding of the field. This major Handbook will serve as a guide for undergraduates and graduate students, researchers, consultants, and also practitioners and policy makers, wishing to find a comprehensive and original reference to research on transport and development.

ICT for Transport - Opportunities and Threats (Hardcover): Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni, Piet Rietveld ICT for Transport - Opportunities and Threats (Hardcover)
Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni, Piet Rietveld
R2,680 Discovery Miles 26 800 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

As the importance and value of information increases, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century. This is particularly evident in the transport sector, where ICT is greatly influencing our mobility and travel choices as well as travel experience. In this context, ICT for Transport examines the opportunities, threats, underlying principles and practical issues faced when deploying ICT for transport applications, especially in the quest to achieve sustainable transport. Focusing on infrastructure, people and processes, the contributors to this book use diverse case studies from around the world to illustrate the challenges faced by academics, practitioners and policy makers alike. The contents and bibliography provide up-to-date knowledge and expertise drawn from state of the art research in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. ICT for Transport is a valuable source of information for those aiming to be at the forefront of the evolving field of ICT for transport. This analysis of the various threats and opportunities will assist them in making more informed decisions about the future use of ICT for transport and for the benefit of society.

Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics - Global Context and Local Policies (Hardcover): Peter J. Rimmer Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics - Global Context and Local Policies (Hardcover)
Peter J. Rimmer
R3,490 Discovery Miles 34 900 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Encompassing China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, extending to Australasia and connecting with South Asia, the Asian-Pacific Rim forms the world's most dynamic economic region. Comprehending the region's logistical structure and its institutions is of pivotal importance for businesses, researchers and policy-makers. The flow of goods, people and information constitutes the global and local economic system. Through a unique analysis of this system and the transport and communications technologies that sustain it, Peter J. Rimmer provides a framework for identifying the multilayered networks and gateways in which the Asian-Pacific Rim's logistics are embedded. Highlighting important structural and institutional features, the role of corporations (money) and states (power) in configuring global and local markets is illustrated by case studies drawn from across the world's major economic regions. This book addresses evolving challenges for policy-makers, arising from the extension of manufacturing and retailing supply chains across national borders, and from globalizing logistics services. By deepening knowledge and viewpoints on these issues, the well-illustrated Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics is essential reading for students exploring global logistics, supply chain management, international business, transportation, freight logistics and development studies. Policy-makers and a new generation of logistics and supply chain professionals will also benefit from the insights into this dynamic region.

Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility (Paperback): Moshe Givoni, David Banister Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility (Paperback)
Moshe Givoni, David Banister
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The transport sector has been singularly unsuccessful in becoming low carbon and less resource intensive. This book takes an innovative and holistic social, cultural and behavioural perspective, as well as covering the more conventional economic and technological dimensions, to provide a more complete understanding of the mobility and transport system and its progress towards high carbon mobility. The book uses this platform to explore the means to achieve low carbon mobility through outlining alternative pathways, through an investigation of theories of change, and through alternative visions of the low carbon transport city. The book's core message is that the complexity of the mobility and transport system should not encourage inaction, but strong and immediate action. In addition to implementing a wide range of policy measures, the book argues for a fundamental change in 'thinking' when it comes to transport policy, governance and analysis approaches, before low carbon mobility becomes a reality. Bringing together the latest thinking on transport, mobility and the environment, this book will appeal to researchers and students interested in sustainability issues and sustainable transport and transport related areas in particular, including policy makers as well as a more general professional audience.

Maritime Transport Security - Issues, Challenges and National Policies (Hardcover): Khalid Bichou, Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca... Maritime Transport Security - Issues, Challenges and National Policies (Hardcover)
Khalid Bichou, Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini
R2,687 Discovery Miles 26 870 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Maritime Transport Security offers a multidisciplinary framework and a comparative analysis of maritime transport security policies and practices in several key countries. Policy makers and industry stakeholders have established a set of international measures, procedures and benchmarks for maritime security. Yet the way these are designed and implemented often diverge due to technical, market and policy issues. This unique book considers problems such as this through an interdisciplinary survey of the main concerns related to maritime security and an examination of a number of relevant country case studies. Providing a comprehensive study of the critical themes, issues and frameworks surrounding maritime transport security, this book will be of great interest to practitioners and academics in the field. It will also be of great value to institutions that provide courses or programs in maritime management and related issues.

Regulating Transport in Europe (Hardcover): Matthias Finger, Torben Holvad Regulating Transport in Europe (Hardcover)
Matthias Finger, Torben Holvad
R2,432 Discovery Miles 24 320 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book concerns the regulation of transport within a European context, covering air, inland waterways, rail, road passenger and freight, urban public transport, and short sea shipping. All these sectors have experienced substantial changes over the past two decades, in terms of ownership, competition and liberalization, and the book explores the main transformations and their impacts. The authors address these issues, with a specific focus on the effects of the organization and regulation of transport systems on their performance. They also provide timely policy recommendations, including possible European future policy initiatives. This comprehensive book will appeal to academics and practitioners in Europe in the fields of regulation, legal studies, transport economics and planning, and also political science. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in Europe with core-modules linked to issues on regulation, transport, economics, European politics, European affairs and network industries will also find that this is an essential resource.

Smart Transport Networks - Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making (Hardcover): Thomas Vanoutrive, Ann Verhetsel Smart Transport Networks - Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making (Hardcover)
Thomas Vanoutrive, Ann Verhetsel
R2,613 Discovery Miles 26 130 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Transport is debated by many, and liberalization processes, transport policy, transport and climate change and increased competition between transport modes are the subject of heated discussion. Smart Transport Networks illustrates that whether concerning road, water, rail or air, knowledge on the structure of transport markets is crucial in order to tackle transport issues. The book therefore explores key factors concerning the structure of transport markets, their environmental impact, and questions why decision makers often fail to tackle transport-related problems. Three of the key factors that underpin the relationship between transport and society are analysed in detail from a variety of perspectives, each with an empirical focus: market structure and the allocation mechanisms at work; sustainability, encompassing the characteristics of the physical environment, the availability of natural resources and the effects of transport activities; and decision making, detailing transport policy and attempts to change transport systems. Practical guidelines on how to effectively deal with complex transport issues are also presented. This book will prove an important resource read for academics, researchers, and students with an interest in economics - particularly transport and public sector economics, geography and regional and urban studies. Policy makers and planners in the fields of transport, environment and regional planning will also find this book to be an invaluable reference tool.

Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility (Hardcover): Moshe Givoni, David Banister Moving Towards Low Carbon Mobility (Hardcover)
Moshe Givoni, David Banister
R2,553 Discovery Miles 25 530 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The transport sector has been singularly unsuccessful in becoming low carbon and less resource intensive. This book takes an innovative and holistic social, cultural and behavioural perspective, as well as covering the more conventional economic and technological dimensions, to provide a more complete understanding of the mobility and transport system and its progress towards high carbon mobility. The book uses this platform to explore the means to achieve low carbon mobility through outlining alternative pathways, through an investigation of theories of change, and through alternative visions of the low carbon transport city. The book's core message is that the complexity of the mobility and transport system should not encourage inaction, but strong and immediate action. In addition to implementing a wide range of policy measures, the book argues for a fundamental change in 'thinking' when it comes to transport policy, governance and analysis approaches, before low carbon mobility becomes a reality. Bringing together the latest thinking on transport, mobility and the environment, this book will appeal to researchers and students interested in sustainability issues and sustainable transport and transport related areas in particular, including policy makers as well as a more general professional audience.

Recent Developments in the Economics of Transport (Hardcover): Roger Vickerman Recent Developments in the Economics of Transport (Hardcover)
Roger Vickerman
R12,658 Discovery Miles 126 580 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This comprehensive two-volume collection provides a selection of key writings on the economics of transport published since 1990. Topics covered include transport, economic activity and the spatial economy; demand and activity-based approaches; costs, scale and scope; external costs, efficiency and the wider impacts of transport; and competition and regulation. Along with a new and original introduction, the editor has brought together 59 seminal papers which demonstrate a continuing vitality in transport economics research. This set of papers will be a valuable aid to all involved in transport research and provide encouragement to advanced students of the many unresolved issues needing further study.

Transport, the Environment and Public Health: Classic Papers on Non-motorised Travel (Hardcover): Stephen P. Greaves, Jan... Transport, the Environment and Public Health: Classic Papers on Non-motorised Travel (Hardcover)
Stephen P. Greaves, Jan Garrard
R4,133 Discovery Miles 41 330 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This volume brings together a collection of seminal articles published in the past twelve years focused around non-motorised transport (NMT). The editors have selected papers, drawn from the transportation, health and planning literature, which cover various dimensions of NMT, including prevalence and correlates, health benefits and risks, forecasting and evaluation methods, and policy interventions to increase NMT. This inter-disciplinary volume, including an original introduction, will be of value and interest to academics/students and practitioners from a variety of contexts and backgrounds with an interest in NMT.

International Handbook of Network Industries - The Liberalization of Infrastructure (Hardcover): Matthias Finger, Rolf W K... International Handbook of Network Industries - The Liberalization of Infrastructure (Hardcover)
Matthias Finger, Rolf W K unneke
R4,391 Discovery Miles 43 910 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In recent decades, all infrastructures have undergone significant restructuring. This worldwide phenomenon is often labelled 'liberalization' and although expectations were high with respect to lower prices, greater efficiency and innovation, the expected gains have not always been fully realized. This extensive, state-of-the-art Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the various experiences of liberalization across different sectors, regions and disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach focuses on the economic, political and institutional aspects of liberalization as well as, to a lesser extent, on technological issues. As such, it constitutes a unique contribution, as this broad overview is often lost in the sector-specific, country-focused and purely disciplinary approaches prevalent in the current literature. Sectors explored include telecoms, the Internet, energy and transport, while the truly global perspective incorporates unique case studies from an array of developed and developing countries including the US, China, India and the EU. The International Handbook of Network Industries will become the definitive volume for academics, researchers and students of economics, political science and law interested in infrastructure regulation. It will also prove a valuable guide to practitioners and policy-makers involved in liberalization and competition.

Transport and Ethics - Ethics and the Evaluation of Transport Policies and Projects (Hardcover): Bert Van Wee Transport and Ethics - Ethics and the Evaluation of Transport Policies and Projects (Hardcover)
Bert Van Wee
R2,302 Discovery Miles 23 020 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This insightful book discusses the use of Cost - Benefit Analysis (CBA) for transport policy options from an ethical perspective. Each detailed chapter deals with issues such as; the use and ethical aspects of CBA in transport, social exclusion, the environment and long term sustainability, safety, ethics of research and modelling transport. It summarizes ethics-based critics on CBA and discusses their relevance for accessibility, the environment and safety. In addition it explores ethical dilemmas of doing CBAs and CBA related research. The book concludes with possible avenues for furthering exploring the links between transport and ethics. Transport and Ethics will appeal to researchers in the area of CBA for transport, postgraduate and undergraduate students in transport economics, transport policy, transport planning and transport geography, as well as policy makers in the area of transport.

Detroit's Streetcar Heritage (Paperback): Kenneth C Springirth Detroit's Streetcar Heritage (Paperback)
Kenneth C Springirth
R540 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R121 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Detroit's Streetcar Heritage is a photographic essay of the Detroit, Michigan, streetcar system. Replacement of slow moving horsecar service began with the opening of an electric street railway by the Detroit Citizens Street Railway in 1892. By 1900, all of the Detroit streetcar systems were consolidated into the Detroit United Railway (DUR). Following voter approval, the City of Detroit purchased DUR in 1922, becoming the first large United States city to own and operate public transit under Detroit Department of Street Railways (DSR). Between 1921 and 1930, DSR purchased 781 Peter Witt type streetcars. Although DSR purchased 186 modern Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars between 1945 and 1949, many streetcar lines were converted to bus operation. The last streetcar line on Woodward Avenue was converted to bus operation in 1956 with 183 PCC cars sold to Mexico City. Detroit's Streetcar Heritage documents the city's streetcar era plus scenes of the PCC cars in Mexico City, the Washington Boulevard Line which operated from 1976 to 2003, and the QLINE streetcar which opened in 2017 on Woodward Avenue linking Grand Boulevard with downtown Detroit.

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