Under the influence of international bench-marking 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. Copyright

Cross-national institutional comparison, Denmark, Lesson drawing, Netherlands, Policy transfer, Spatial planning, Transport infrastructure
dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTPM.2005.007520, hdl.handle.net/1765/67124
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management
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de Jong, W.M, & Geerlings, H. (2005). Exchanging experiences in transport infrastructure policies between Denmark and the Netherlands. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 5(2), 181–199. doi:10.1504/IJTPM.2005.007520