The Economics and Political Economy of African Air Transport

Author: Kenneth Button

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 617

Africa is the smallest of the ‘regional’ aviation markets but one that Boeing and others expect to expand over the medium term. Developments on the continent that require the creation of robust and efficient air transport include growth in tourism, the export of ‘exotics’, and the emergence of modern manufacturing and high-tech industries. Africa’s regional aviation markets generally lack good airports and air traffic control, viable airlines, and adequately skilled labour. Airline safety is also a major concern. Written by a ‘Who’s Who’ of aviation specialists and policy makers, The Economics and Political Economy of African Air Transport fills an emerging void in the literature regarding Africa’s aviation markets. Its original papers focus explicitly on the economic and political dimensions of the subject, although with relevance to the strategic planning and management of airlines and their associated infrastructure. Topics discussed include external and internal market efficiencies, air service liberalization, the emergence of new carriers, safety and security, low cost airline and other business models, and airport economics. Focusing on the broader issues surrounding the subject, this book will be of interest to both the aviation community and those with an interest in economic and social development.

Geography and Air Transport

Author: Brian Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited


Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 385

A rigorous geographical analysis of airline issues and concepts. By using the latest research material from a broad range of fields, Graham provides an up to the minute, authoritative perspective of the airline industry. Brings together research material on air transport drawn from the fields of Geography, Politics, Social Theory and Economics, and explore the economic and political theory from which airline deregulation evolved.

Low-Cost Aviation

Society, Culture and Environment

Author: Weiqiang Lin

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 235

Low-Cost Aviation: Aeromobilities Culture, Politics, and Infrastructures covers critical societal issues such as labor regimes, unequal and changing flying publics, transnational dynamics of migration, tourism, business experiences, environmental challenges and shifting territorialities of LCCs at various scales. It situates LCCs holistically within a societal-infrastructural regime rather than solely within a transport context. The book explores the changing nature of passengers’ profiles and mobile cultures, new consumption patterns and Economic Re-Configurations, as well as geopolitical and sustainability challenges. Providing a research agenda for aeromobilities, the book examines the most pressing social, cultural and political impacts of LCCs on society in different global contexts. It bridges transport and mobility studies, fostering transport sustainability and mobility justice to improve air transport management. Offers empirically grounded insights on key social issues and their implications Draws on the expertise of an international team of scholars across the social sciences, including geography, urban studies, history and economics Utilizes case studies from Asia, America and Europe Provides context, theoretical approaches, models and examples showing how they have been implemented

Political Economy and Tourism

A Critical Perspective

Author: Jan Mosedale

Publisher: Routledge



Page: 288

View: 936

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Economics and Political Economy of Transportation Security

Author: Kenneth Button

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 613

In this clear and observant book, Kenneth Button provides an overview of the economics and political economy of transport security, considering its policy from an economic perspective. His analysis applies micro-economic theory to transport issues, supporting and enhancing the larger framework of our knowledge about personal, industrial, and national security. Button’s focus on the economic aspects of transportation security strives to move beyond established technical and legal approaches, working within both the narrower microeconomics of individual and corporate efficiency and the larger trends in economic policy-making. By fitting current security trends into economic analysis, he discusses not only contemporary developments, but also their economic implications and approaches for assessing alternative strategies. This examination of applied economics is a must-read for those looking to gain a broader view of transport security issues. It is a critical resource for those in the security industries as well as those involved in education about transport, security matters, and applied microeconomics.

A Political Economy of African Regionalisms

An Overview of Asymmetrical Development

Author: Wil Hout

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 961

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Political Economy of Post-apartheid South Africa

Author: Gumede, Vusi

Publisher: CODESRIA


Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 154

The book, made up of three parts, covers a wide spectrum of political economy issues on post-apartheid South Africa. Although the text is mainly descriptive, to explain various areas of the political economy of post-apartheid South Africa, the first and the last parts provide illuminating insights on the kind of society that is emerging during the twenty-one years of democracy in the country. The book discusses important aspects of the political history of apartheid South Africa and the evolution of post-apartheid society, including an important recap of the history of southern Africa before colonialism. The text is a comprehensive description of numerous political economy phenomena since South Africa gained its political independence and covers some important themes that have not been discussed in detail in other publications on post-apartheid South Africa. The book also updates earlier work of the author on policy and law making, land and agriculture, education and training as well as on poverty and inequality in post-apartheid South Africa thereby providing a wide-ranging overview of the socio-economic development approaches followed by the successive post-apartheid administrations. Interestingly, three chapters focus on various aspects of the post-apartheid South African economy: economic policies, economic empowerment and industrial development. Through the lens of the notion of democratic developmental state and taking apartheid colonialism as a point of departure, the book suggests that, so far, post-apartheid South Africa has mixed socio-economic progress. The author’s extensive experience in the South African government ensures that the book has policy relevance while it is also theoretically sound. The text is useful for anyone who wants to understand the totality of the policies and legislation as well as the political economy interventions pursued since 1994 by the South African Government.

Liberalization in Aviation

Competition, Cooperation and Public Policy

Author: Hartmut Wolf

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 679

The last few decades have witnessed substantial liberalization trends in various industries and countries. Starting with the deregulation of the US airline industry in 1978, regulatory restructuring took place in further network industries such as telecommunications, electricity or railways in various countries around the world. Although most of the liberalization movements were initially triggered by the worrying performances of the respective regulatory frameworks, increases in competition and corresponding improvements in allocative and productive efficiency were typically associated with the respective liberalization efforts. From an academic perspective, the transition from regulated industries to liberalized industries has attracted a substantial amount of research reflected in many books and research articles which can be distilled to three main questions: (1) What are the forces that have given rise to regulatory reform? (2) What is the structure of the regulatory change which has occurred to date and is likely to occur in the immediate future? (3) What have been the effects on industry efficiency, prices and profits of the reforms which have occurred to date? Liberalization in Aviation brings together renowned academics and practitioners from around the world to address all three questions and draw policy conclusions. The book is divided into five sections, in turn dealing with aspects of competition in various liberalized markets, the emergence and growth of low-cost carriers, horizontal mergers and alliances, infrastructures, and concluding with economic assessments of liberalization steps so far and proposed steps in the future.