How can infrastructures divide and unite people and places at the same time? How were they beneficial for supplying food, or used for waging wars on scales yet unknown?
In this Podcast book authors Per Högselius, Erik van der Vleuten and Arne Kaijser bring to you the story of the Nordstream natural gas pipeline and illustrate how transnational infrastructure projects are utilized as symbols of peace and friendly cooperation across continents.
Also in this episode…
The authors elaborate on their personal fascination for researching and writing about the infrastructures that have built Europe as we know it today. America's intervention in Europe's Infrastructure Transition is being debated as the authors illustrate infrastructure's ever changing role in tensed political situations – sometimes serving to keeping countries together, while another time scaling up warfare. And did you know that infrastructures play a crucial role, in both creating and potentially depleting the biodiversity crisis?
- You can purchase the book Europe's Infrastructure Transition at Palgrave Macmillan.
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