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The car and the commons

Newman, Daniel ORCID: 2016. The car and the commons. Review of Radical Political Economics 48 (1) , pp. 53-65. 10.1177/0486613415586983

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This paper discusses the centrality of the automobile to experiencing modern life. Access to a car is considered essential to access vital services and, as such, automobile usage plays a crucial role in commoning. However, this is said to draw lines of inclusion and exclusion premised on financial status, which particularly excludes those in rural areas. Such issues are especially acute at a time when electric cars are being promoted as a sustainable transport, which actually contains the potential to further marginalize the less affluent, rendering matters of access questions of class. The paper concludes by suggesting that more attention need be given to alternatives from private car ownership, focusing on communal usages.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0486-6134
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 8 March 2014
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 20:16

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