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Jeekel, Hans
The car dependent society : a European perspective / by Hans Jeekel
Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HE5662 .J44 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Automobiles -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western
Automobile driving -- Social aspects -- Europe, Western
Physical Description x, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary "The dependency of Western societies on the car is a unique situation in history, but does not get much attention; car use is seen as just a normal situation. The population at large knows the risks, knows the disadvantages, experiences the advantages and keeps driving. Using data from Western Europe, this book examines three key themes: frequent car use, car dependence, and the future of passenger car mobility in societies. In conclusion, in modern Western risk societies, more attention needs to be paid to car dependence, its driving forces, its advantages, its problems and challenges for the future"-Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
NOTE 527518
Series Transport and society

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