Policy Objectives and the Functions of Transport Systems

  • Holger Rosencrantz
Part of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series (POET, volume 9)


The general purpose of this chapter is to identify lessons learned from policy objectives and to relate these lessons to key areas from modern philosophical literature. This chapter more specifically focuses on the Swedish transport policy objectives, which provide unusually clear illustrations of the problems involved in managing large and complex policy areas. The analysis aspires to highlight these problems. The Swedish transport policy objectives can be compared with international transport policy objectives as well as with objectives from other policy areas, suggesting that this specific case has certain features of general interest.


Goal Setting Policy Objective Road Safety Policy Area Transport Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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