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The regionalization of rail transport in France. An analysis of the interplay between actors (from the late 1990s through the 2000s)

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  • Ollivier-Trigalo, Marianne
  • Barone, Sylvain
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    In France, owing to the railway regionalization process, regional "governments" are finding themselves increasingly involved in transport policy-making. Based on a multidisciplinary comparative study conducted in six French regions, this paper aims to analyze the ways in which regional rail policies are constructed by examining, in particular, the way they are generated as a result of interactions between different institutional actors. These interactions are linked to tensions in three main areas: the financing of transport investments, the financing and nature of rail services and regional governance. We examine these tensions by referring to three configurations of actors: the first includes the Regions and the State, the second, the Regions and the rail actors, and the third, the Regions and other local authorities. Finally, we discuss our findings, emphasizing what they teach us about the regionalization process in France.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transport Policy.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 604-612

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    Keywords: Regionalization Rail transport Configurations of actors France;

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    1. Marianne Ollivier-Trigalo, 2009. "Politiques de transport : où en sont les Régions ? Actions, doctrines et institutionnalisation," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 471-490.
    2. Hall, Peter A. & Taylor, Rosemary C. R., 1996. "Political science and the three new institutionalisms," MPIfG Discussion Paper 96/6, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
    3. Ollivier-Trigalo, Marianne, 2012. "Politiques de transport : où en sont les Régions ? Actions, doctrines et institutionnalisation," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Editions NecPlus, vol. 2009(03), pages 471-490, May.
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