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Europe’s Infrastructure Transition

Economy, War, Nature

  • Authors
  • Per Högselius
  • Arne Kaijser
  • Erik van der Vleuten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction: Chevalier’s Dream

    1. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 1-17
  3. Connecting Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 21-64
    3. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 65-104
  4. Economy & War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 107-140
    3. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 141-182
    4. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 183-226
  5. Networking Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 229-268
    3. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 269-308
    4. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 309-348
    5. Per Högselius, Arne Kaijser, Erik van der Vleuten
      Pages 349-366
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-454

About this book

Introduction

Europe's critical infrastructure is a key concern to policymakers, NGOs, companies, and citizens today. A 2006 power line failure in northern Germany closed lights in Portugal in a matter of seconds. Several Russian-Ukrainian gas crises shocked politicians, entrepreneurs, and citizens thousands of kilometers away in Germany, France, and Italy. This book argues that present-day infrastructure vulnerabilities resulted from choices of infrastructure builders in the past. It inquires which, and whose, vulnerabilities they perceived, negotiated, prioritized, and inscribed in Europe's critical infrastructure. It does not take 'Europe' for granted, but actively investigates which countries and peoples were historically connected in joint interdependency, and why. In short, this collection unravels the simultaneous historical shaping of infrastructure, common vulnerabilities, and Europe.

Keywords

economics Europe European Integration history modern history Transition World History structure time Transition

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-31891-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-30800-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31891-6
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