Schipper, Frank and Johan Schot: Infrastructural Europeanism, or the project of building Europe on infrastructures: an introduction. In: History and Technology, Volume 27, Number 3, 1 September 2011 , pp. 245-264(20). [s.l.]: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2011. ISSN: 0734-1512.
This introduction provides a conceptual exploration of infrastructural Europeanism from an institutional point of view. It sketches a brief overview of the term `infrastructure' and discusses the historiography on the important role infrastructures have played in globalization and the formation of the modern nation-state. In addition, the idea of infrastructural Europeanism draws on the governance turn in European integration studies, which has shifted scholarly attention from treaties and treaty-making to the study of day-to-day policies. On the basis of three dimensions of analysis (implicit/explicit Europeanism, sites of negotiation, and spatial reach) the introduction proposes 1921, 1947 and 1992 as markers of distinct phases in infrastructural Europeanism since 1815.