Globalisering en infrastructuur (Globalization and infrastructure)

Schot, Johan (2007) Globalisering en infrastructuur (Globalization and infrastructure). Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 4 (3). pp. 107-128. ISSN 1572-1701

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Abstract

This article explores the role of infrastructure in globalization. The aim is to provide a historiographical overview. Telegraphy is used as a case-study. The overview shows that infrastructure is key to globalization. The pivotal role of infrastructure is captured in three conceptualizations. It can be studied by looking at ways in which 1) infrastructural landscapes generate and channel flows of people, goods, services, information and ideas; 2) migrants, business people, diplomats use infrastructures; 3) infrastructures constitute transnational regimes and a transnational society. The relation between globalization and infrastructure is pictured as a struggle between the ambitions of nation-states and this transnational society.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Janet Snow
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2014 06:05
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2014 06:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50611
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