Layering and parallel policy making – Complementary concepts for understanding implementation challenges related to sustainable mobility
2017 (English)In: Transport Policy, ISSN 0967-070X, E-ISSN 1879-310X, Vol. 53, 50-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper is focused on implementation challenges related to the integration of sustainable mobility in strategic local/regional land use and transport planning. The work was based on a case study of Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on four current plans and strategies of key importance for sustainable mobility. We identify and discuss implementation challenges related to sustainable mobility using a theoretical framework from the policy integration literature, with a focus on the dimensions of “layering”, “drift” and “exhaustion” (Rayner & Howlett 2009). The empirical analysis led us to identify a complementary dimension which we call ‘Parallel policy making’. The parallel policy making reflects a fundamental lack of integration of sustainable mobility in policies and plans of strategic importance, which hinders effective policy integration. Altogether, we conclude that a better insight into the practice of parallel policy making is crucial for development of more effective implementation strategies for sustainable mobility in Stockholm and elsewhere. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 53, 50-57 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-195130DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.08.014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84986882137OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-195130DiVA: diva2:1044391
Funding Details: Swedish Energy Agency. QC 201611032016-11-032016-11-022016-11-03Bibliographically approved