Olivier Coutard's The Governance of Large Technical Systems (Routledge Studies PDF

By Olivier Coutard

This paintings examines the governance of enormous technical structures (LTS) at enterprise, imdustry and country degrees and the interactions among the structures and society. particularly, foreign members discover the consequences of significant technological , monetary and social adjustments over the past two decades for normal varieties of LTS governance. Their learn is concentrated round the following themes:
* conventional types of governance
* new regulatory challenges
* the governability of advanced technologies
* conceptual matters on the topic of the governance of inter-organizational networks

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IV The Industrial Revolution c. 1750–1850, New York: Oxford University Press. W. (1922) ‘Producer gas technology’, in Raymond Foss Bacon and William Allen Hamor (eds) American Fuels (Vol. 2), New York: McGraw-Hill. Stotz, Louis and Jamieson, Alexander (1938) History of the Gas Industry, New York: Stettiner Bros. ) (1994) Changing Large Technical Systems, Boulder (CO): Westview Press. Tarr, Joel A. and Dupuy, Gabriel (1988) Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America, Philadelphia (PA): Temple University Press.

The British industry had the advantage of centralization, since it had been nationalized after the Second World War. Conversion was possible because of the discovery of North Sea gas, and the British Gas Council had committed itself to the substitution in 1966, estimating that it would involve over 30 million appliances. In 1965, the Gas Council experimented with a pilot conversion scheme on Canvey Island, located in the Thames about 30 miles from London. The conversion was successful, and the Gas Council, operating through a Conversion Executive, set about replacing manufactured gas with natural 30 TRA NS FO RMIN G A N E NE RGY S Y STE M gas throughout Great Britain.

14 INTRODUCTION Castoriadis, Cornelius (1992) ‘Technique’, in Encyclopaedia Universalis (Vol. 22). Coutard, Olivier (1995) ‘The Paris conference on “Territorial Technologies”’, Flux, Cahiers scientifiques internationaux Réseaux et Territoires 21: 5–9. Dear, Michael (1992) ‘Understanding and overcoming the NIMBY syndrome’, Journal of the American Planning Association 58, 3. Dupuy, Gabriel (1991) L’Urbanisme des réseaux, théories et méthodes, Paris: Armand Colin. Fischer, Claude (1992) America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940, Berkeley (CA): University of California Press.

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