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Roads, Runways and Resistance - From the Newbury Bypass to Extinction Rebellion (Paperback) Loot Price: R462
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Roads, Runways and Resistance - From the Newbury Bypass to Extinction Rebellion (Paperback): Steve Melia

Roads, Runways and Resistance - From the Newbury Bypass to Extinction Rebellion (Paperback)

Steve Melia

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From the anti-roads protests of the 1990s to HS2 and Extinction Rebellion, conflict and protest have shaped the politics of transport. In 1989, Margaret Thatcher's government announced 'the biggest road-building programme since the Romans.' This is the inside story of the thirty tumultuous years that have followed. Roads, Runways and Resistance draws on over 40 interviews with government ministers, advisors and protestors - many of whom, including 'Swampy', speak here for the first time about the events they describe. It is a story of transport ministers undermined by their own Prime Ministers, protestors attacked or quietly supported by the police, and smartly-dressed protestors who found a way onto the roof of the Houses of Parliament. Today, as a new wave of road building and airport expansion threatens to bust Britain's carbon budgets, climate change protestors find themselves on a collision course with the government. Melia asks, what difference did the protests of the past make? And what impacts might today's protest movements have on the transport of the future?

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Imprint: Pluto Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2021
Authors: Steve Melia
Dimensions: 215 x 135mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-0-7453-4059-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Pressure groups & lobbying
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > General
Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning > Transport planning & policy > General
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Transport industries > Road transport industries > Road transport & haulage trades
LSN: 0-7453-4059-8
Barcode: 9780745340593

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