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Author Dyrhauge, Helene, 1976- author
Title EU railway policy-making : on track? / Helene Dyrhauge, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Introduction -- Diverging national railway policies -- The early days of EU integration 1956-1991 -- Towards market opening 1992-2007 -- Towards a competitive railway sector 2007-2012 -- State aid in an open market -- Creating a single European infrastructure -- Shifting the modal balance to environmental friendly rail -- The past, the present and the future of EU railway policy
The railways have a long tradition in Europe and the impact that they have on history is as much political as it is social or economic. National governments have traditionally had an active interest in the railways and indeed railways have become synonymous with ideas of state building and intervention. Similarly, on the supra-national level, the EU Commission sees the railways as central to the EU Transport Policy, the Single Market and Sustainable Development. It is perhaps strange then that the creation of an EU Railway Policy has been slow in the making. This book focuses on the role of the Commission in opening national railway markets and creating an EU governance structure for the railways. Indeed, the railway policy discussions and preferences are shaped by the fundamental question of whether the railways are a public service or an economic sector. The book argues that the Commission is constrained by the member states' resistance towards market opening as evident in the implementation process and demonstrates that the Commission's long term commitment has been able to advance its preferred governance system
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Link Print version: Dyrhauge, Helene, 1976- EU railway policy-making 9781137274489 (DLC) 2013038625 (OCoLC)848162779
Subject Railroads and state -- European Union countries
Railroads -- European Union countries
Architecture and Planning eflch
Railroads and state. fast (OCoLC)fst01089339
Railroads. fast (OCoLC)fst01088711
Railway transport industries -- EU (European Union) bicssc
Transport planning & policy -- EU (European Union) bicssc
TRANSPORTATION / Railroads / Pictorial bisacsh
Europe -- European Union countries. fast (OCoLC)fst01269470
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