Networks in Action

Communication, Economics and Human Knowledge

  • David Batten
  • John Casti
  • Roland Thord

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Networks Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John L. Casti
      Pages 3-24
    3. Anders Karlqvist
      Pages 81-106
  3. Communication and Human Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. William B. Rouse
      Pages 109-126
    3. Martin J. Beckmann
      Pages 159-174
  4. Infrastructure Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Peter Nijkamp, Adriaan Perrels, Leo Schippers
      Pages 229-250
    3. David F. Batten, Roland Thord
      Pages 251-266
  5. Economic Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Ehud Zuscovitch, Moshe Justman
      Pages 269-285
    3. Börje Johansson
      Pages 287-308
    4. Åke E. Andersson
      Pages 309-318
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-327

About this book


fifteen countries in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia, Australia, and U.S.A. All of them came to Stockholm primarily because they recognize the growing im­ portance of networks as complex systems, and their home institutions do not offer any systematic lectures on this topic. The Networks Course was originally initiated jointly by the Summer University of Southern Stockholm Foundation and the County Council of Stockholm, the Swedish Aviation Administration, the Swedish National Road Administration, the Swedish Post, the Swedish State Railways, and Telia AB. They have all served as joint sponsors and hosts for the Course. In the year 1993 the Course also was sponsored by the Swedish Transport and Communications Research Board. All these organizations have supported the publication of a series of key lectures from the Course, to be released as a single volume entitled Networks in Action. It is the ambition of the Foundation to create continuity in its activities for the future. The board has proposed to its principals to take a decision in this direction. It is my expectation that this will be the case for the Networks Course from 1995. This book will then serve as a basic reference for use in an era when the topic of Communication-Networks will be included on a permanent basis in the Summer University's agenda.


Communication Dynamische Systeme Economics Human Knowledge Network Infrastructure Networks Kommunikation Komplexe Systeme Network Synergetics Network Theory Networks in Europe Netzwerktheorie Synergetik Systemanalyse Systems Analysis complex systems networks science and technology transport transportation Ökonomie

Editors and affiliations

  • David Batten
    • 1
  • John Casti
    • 2
  • Roland Thord
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Futures StudiesStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Santa Fe InstituteSanta FeUSA
  3. 3.Temaplan ABStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63376-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57843-4
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