Title: Exchanging experiences in transport infrastructure policies between Denmark and the Netherlands
Authors: Martin De Jong, Harry Geerlings
Addresses: Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands. ' Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Abstract: Under the influence of international benchmarking processes, attention paid to cross national, lesson drawing has risen substantially. It is often believed, and for good reasons, that transplantation of policy models between countries with similar legal, cultural and institutional characteristics, is easier. Though this may be true, spotting subtle institutional differences and practical policy problems on the side of the receiving country are keys to success. In this paper, it is claimed that Denmark and the Netherlands share quite a few important characteristics in the field of transport infrastructure policies, institutional as well as regarding citizen and policy preferences, making mutual exchange of experiences, promising. In addition, the Denmark-Holland comparison and inventory of exchange options serves as a stepping stone to conduct similar comparisons with other countries not studied here.
Keywords: transport infrastructure; spatial planning; policy transfer; lesson drawing; cross-national institutional comparison; Denmark; Netherlands; benchmarking; Holland.
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2005 Vol.5 No.2, pp.181 - 199
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