A brand new must read

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Short piece; easy to read. How a humble French term re-created Modernity as we know it:

“Infrastructure” as a keyword for an upcoming volume on Infrastructure.

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Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

4 thoughts on “A brand new must read

    • That is spot-on stuff, especially the lines about how government officials find it easier to go cheap when it comes to capital expenditures like infrastructure than cut on spending (which is where constituencies are bought and sold, of course), and the reason is that cuts to expenditures generally have an immediate and obvious impact on the public while infrastructural pains are typically not felt for years, presumably long after some of these politicians are no longer politicians, enjoying their retirement …

      On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM, Installing (Social) Order wrote:

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