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Public Policy Perspectives: A View from Outside Government

New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research

ISBN: 978-1-78-052200-5, eISBN: 978-1-78-052201-2

Publication date: 20 October 2011


The chapter also shows how the traditional economic cost–benefit approach to transport policy becomes much closer to a social policy approach when the research results about the value of improved trip making, as it affects risks of social exclusion, are incorporated in the analysis. Minimum public transport service levels are suggested as meeting both economic and social policy goals in this regard. Community transport is seen as an effective way to tackle some problems of transport disadvantage but as possibly posing risks of entrenched exclusion for some.



The authors acknowledge support provided through the Australian Research Council Industry Linkage Program Project LP0669046: Investigating Transport Disadvantage, Social Exclusion and Well-Being in Metropolitan, Regional and Rural Victoria. The support of a number of project partners is acknowledged (the Victorian State Government, Local Government from the fringes of Melbourne, the Brotherhood of St Laurence (peak welfare organisation) and Bus Association Victoria). Research team member contributions are also gratefully acknowledged.


Stanley, J.K. and Stanley, J.R. (2011), "Public Policy Perspectives: A View from Outside Government", Currie, G. (Ed.) New Perspectives and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 277-294.



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