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Historical Institutionalism, Hybridity and Institutional Logics in Public Transport History

Fowler, James (2022) 'Historical Institutionalism, Hybridity and Institutional Logics in Public Transport History.' The Journal of Transport History, 43 (2). pp. 296-311. ISSN 0022-5266

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Abstract

<jats:p> This paper responds to calls for new theoretical frameworks within which to examine transport history and bring it into contact with other disciplines with a view to overcoming some of its alleged previous preoccupations with Anglocentric economic data. It offers three interconnected ideas from other fields, historical institutionalism, hybridity and institutional logics and it proposes that these tools can assist historians in making sense of the qualitative material from archival records. The paper also suggests that by explicitly framing the history of public transport as a political process, historians can engage with a wider social ecology of interest groups than those represented by economic interests. Whilst recognising the assumptions inherent in an institutional approach and the limitations of the scope of the author's own research, the paper argues that these frameworks can nevertheless be used widely and effectively. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 16:21
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022 06:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/32223

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