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The Infrastructured State

Territoriality and the National Infrastructure System

Colin Turner

At the core of the logic of this book is that states engage in infrastructuring as a means of securing and enhancing their territoriality. By positioning infrastructure as a system, there is a presumption that all infrastructures exhibit some degree of mutual dependence. As such, a National Infrastructure System (NIS) is not simply about conventional conceptions of infrastructure based on those that support economic activity (i.e. energy, transport and information) but also about broader hard and soft structures that both enable and are supported by the aforementioned economic infrastructures. Consequently, this book offers an ambitious holistic view on the form of NIS arguing that the infrastructural mandate requires a conception of the state that encapsulates themes from both the competition and the welfare states in infrastructure provision.
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Abbreviations

Colin Turner

ADB

Asian Development Bank

AfDB

African Development Bank

BRIC

acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

EEA

European Economic Area

EU

European Union

G20

the Group of 20 leading industrialised states

GDP

gross domestic product

GWh

Gigawatt per hour

IATA

International Air Transport Association

ICTs

information and communication technologies

IEA

International Energy Agency

IGU

International Gas Union

ITF

International Transport Forum

ITU

International Telecommunications Infrastructure

JMP

Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation

Kbps

kilobits per second

KWh

kilowatt per hour

LDCs

less developed countries

LNG

Liquid Natural Gas

MGI

McKinsey Global Institute

MWh

megawatt per hour

NEI

national energy infrastructure

NII

national information infrastructure

NIS

national infrastructure system

NTI

national transportation infrastructure

NWIS

national water infrastructure system

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC

Oil Producing Exporting Countries

PPP

public–private partnerships

PSTN

Public Service Telecommunications Network

UAE

United Arab Emirates

UBI

universal basic infrastructure

UN

United Nations

UNCTAD

United Nations Commission of Trade and Development

UNEP

United Nations Environmental Programme

WEC

World Energy Council

WEF

World Economic Forum

WHO

World Health Organization

WWAP

World Water Assessment Programme