Books

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Handbook on Railway Regulation Concepts and Practice

Handbook on Railway Regulation Concepts and Practice

Taking a global approach, this insightful Handbook brings together leading researchers to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in railway regulation with a particular focus on countries that rely heavily on railways for transportation links, such as Japan, India and France.

Network Industries: A Research Overview

Network Industries: A Research Overview

This book analyses the de- and re-regulation of the network industries and the regulatory challenges these industries will face in the future. Network industries are characterised by economics that entail limiting effects on competition and market creation, and the book highlights the drivers behind their liberalisation as well as the inherent need for regulation as liberalization unfolds. A concise overview of the state of thinking about the network industries, this book will be vital reading for researchers, advanced students and practitioners.

Towards Cognitive Cities: Advances in Cognitive Computing and its Application to the Governance of Large Urban Systems

Towards Cognitive Cities: Advances in Cognitive Computing and its Application to the Governance of Large Urban Systems

This book introduces the readers to the new concept of cognitive cities. It demonstrates why cities need to become cognitive and why therefore a concept of cognitive city is needed. It highlights the main building blocks of cognitive cities and illustrates the concept by various cases. Following a concise introductory chapter the book features nine chapters illustrating various aspects and dimensions of cognitive cities. The logic of its structure proceeds from more general considerations to more specific illustrations. All chapters offer a comprehensive view of the different research endeavours about cognitive cities and will help pave the way for this new and innovative approach to governing cities in the future.

Air Transport Liberalization: A Critical Assessment

Air Transport Liberalization: A Critical Assessment

This groundbreaking book offers a critical and wide-ranging assessment of the global air transport liberalization process over the past 40 years. This compilation of world experts on air transport economics, policy, and regulation is timely and significant, considering that air transport is currently facing a series of new challenges due to technological changes, the emergence of new markets, and increased security concerns.

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