The Making of Europe's Critical Infrastructure: Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities

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P. Högselius, A. Hommels, A. Kaijser, E. van der Vleuten, Erik van der Vleuten
Springer, 26 nov. 2013 - 313 pagini

Europe's critical infrastructure is a key concern to policymakers, NGOs, companies, and citizens today. This book argues that present-day infrastructure vulnerabilities resulted from choices of infrastructure builders in the past.


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General Introduction
Connecting a Continent
Negotiating Neighbors
Coping with Complexity
Notes on Contributors
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Per Högselius is Associate Professor at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. His research has focused on international aspects and in particular East-West relations in the history of science, technology, and environment. Most recently he published Red Gas: Russia and the Origins of European Energy Dependence (2013).

Anique Hommels is Associate Professor at the Science, Technology & Society (MUSTS) research group, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She has previously published Unbuilding Cities: Obduracy in Urban Sociotechnical Change (2005). Her current research focuses on vulnerability in technological cultures, urban disasters, and standardization in emergency communication.

Arne Kaijser is Professor of History of Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. His main research interests concern infrastructure, institutions, and environment in historical perspective. Together with Erik van der Vleuten he edited Networking Europe: Transnational Infrastructures and the shaping of Europe, 1850-2000 (2006).

Erik van der Vleuten is Professor of History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and scientific director of the Foundation for the History of Technology (SHT). In 2013-2015 he chaired the Pan-European research network Tensions of Europe: Technology and the Making of Europe. Erik studies the mutual shaping of infrastructure, societal, and environmental changes.

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