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Rationalising Automobility in the Face of Climate Change


Laura Bang Lindegaard

The book investigates the negotiation of governmental rationalities of car-dependent life in the face of climate change. It appears that current forms of governing are bound up with a specific utilisation of the freedom of the governed. Accordingly, the book demonstrates how the governing of automobility unfolds as people account for and, hence, conduct their transportation practices. In this way, it unravels how villagers in a small Danish village negotiate a municipal strategy and conduct their transportation practices in ways that merely sustain the villagers’ already maintained car-dependent life forms.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lindegaard, Laura Bang, 1980- author. Congestion : rationalising automobility in the face of climate change / Laura Bang Lindegaard. pages cm — (Political and social change ; volume 2) Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-3-631-66663-0 1. Transportation, Automotive—Social aspects. 2. Transportation—Social aspects. 3. Transportation—Environmental aspects. 4. Climatic changes—Social aspects. I. Title. HE5611.L56 2015 303.48'32—dc23


Cover illustration: Cars stink © Peter Blanchard

ISSN 2198-8595 ISBN 978-3-631-66663-0 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-06098-0 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06098-0

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