Inverse Infrastructures: Disrupting Networks from Below

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Tineke M. Egyedi, Donna C. Mehos
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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'The traditional analysis of infrastructure networks has provided the conceptual rationalization for centralized monopolies for a century. In recent years, liberalization has shown that much wider participation can be beneficial. Innovative developmen
 

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Contents

1 Introducing Inverse Infrastructures
1
PART ONE Theoretical Perspectives
15
An Analytic Framework
17
3 Mapping Institutional Technological and Policy Configurations of Inverse Infrastructures
39
PART TWO Exploring Inverse Features
55
A History of Local Radio and Television Distribution
57
A GovernmentSustained Inverse Infrastructure
83
6 SelfOrganization in Wikis
103
PART THREE Exploring Implications
185
The Future for Rural Areas in Developing Countries?
187
Translating Inverse Properties in Design Recommendations
207
12 Policy Implications of TopDown and BottomUp Patterns of EGovernment Infrastructure Development
223
PART FOUR Conclusion
237
Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
239
Appendices
265
The Internet and Rijkswaterstaat An ICT Infrastructure for Roads and Waterways
267

Comparing Dutch and Danish Wind Energy
125
8 Who Cares? The Maintenance of a WiFi Community Infrastructure
141
9 Decentral Water Supply and Sanitation
161
Inverse Infrastructures Coordination in SelfOrganizing Systems
291
Index
313
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