The Car-dependent Society

The Car-dependent Society

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Cars are essential in modern Western societies. Some even say that our modern lifestyles would have been impossible without cars. The dependency of Western societies on our cars 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.The behaviour of the OPEC countrieswill have two effects; oil prices will fluctuate, atahigh level, withan occasional ... to small changes in supply, and on temporary lossof demand, due to the economic problems in demanding countries ... This section will endwith a description of adjustment questions inareas that are most vulnerable for higher petrolprices, thesuburban areasof ... InThe Drivers of Oil Prices (2007) Fattouh looksfor the reasons behind high oil prices and introduces threeanbsp;...

Title:The Car-dependent Society
Author:Mr Hans Jeekel
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-07-28


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