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The Making of Europe's Critical Infrastructure

The Making of Europe's Critical Infrastructure

Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities

by Erik van der VleutenP. Hoegselius A. Hommels and others
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Publication Date: 25/11/2013
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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.
ISBN:
9781137358721
9781137358721
Category:
Industrialisation & industrial history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
313
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x22mm
Weight:
6.09kg

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