Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and by Hans-Liudger Dienel,Martin Schiefelbusch

By Hans-Liudger Dienel,Martin Schiefelbusch

proposing contemporary examine at the foreign integration of infrastructures in Europe, this publication combines common and methodological chapters and examples from diversified quite a few sectors similar to shipping, electrical energy and verbal exchange networks. specific concentration is at the distinction among the 'Europe of state states' of the 19th century (up to 1914) and the rising 'integrated Europe' after international struggle II. extra contributions supply views from past Europe. the wide variety of themes offers a superb review of the various demanding situations posed and the techniques hired in every one area to set up across the world appropriate networks, strategies and criteria. This paintings strengthens comparative examine as a supplement to the designated research of singular instances that frequently characterises prior works during this box. Methodologically, it for that reason contributes to the development of instruments and techniques for comparative historic learn. a part of the rising examine quarter facing the mechanisms of overseas collaboration, this e-book brings jointly fresh learn from ecu integration heritage, coverage reports, political economic system and cultural experiences. contemplating the becoming depth of overseas collaboration and trade in lots of elements of social and fiscal existence, it's also of topical interest.

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