This book compares the cross-border integration of infrastructures in Europe such as post, telecommunication and transportation in the 19th century and the period following the Second World War. In addition to providing a unique perspective on the development of cross-border infrastructures and the international regimes regulating them, it offers the first systematic comparison of a variety of infrastructure sectors, identifies general developmental trends and supplies theoretical explanations. In this regard, integration is defined as international standardization,network buildingand the establishment of international organizations to regulate cross-border infrastructures.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Gerold Ambrosius is retired Professor in economic and social history; studies in economics and political science, 1977 doctorate and 1983 habilitation; (visiting) professor at different German universities and abroad; main fields of research: economic history and institutional economics, history of public economy and public services, European economic history and integration.
Christian Henrich-Franke isPD in economic and social history at the University of Siegen, studies in history and social sciences, 2005 doctorate and 2010 habilitation; main fields of research: international history, European integration, history of communications.
Table of ContentsIntroduction, State of the Art and Definitions.- Infrastructural Integration in the 19th Century.- Infrastructural Integration in the 20th Century.- Relationship Between Organisational Structures, Political Processes and Agreed Standards.- Political and Socio-economic Theories and International Integration Infrastructures.- Conclusion.- Glossary.- Literature.