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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

conducted in the framework of the project “Configurations of Remoteness: Entanglements of Humans and Transportation Infrastructure in the Region of Baikal-Amur Mainline” (CoRe), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), P 27625 Einzelprojekte. During the

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Why Railroads Now?

Anthropology of Infrastructure and Debates around “Green” Transit

Heather Anne Swanson

M. Pereira (Cham: Springer Nature, 2017), 65–80; Yanina Benedetti and Federico Morelli, “Spatial Mismatch Analysis among Hotspots of Alien Plant Species, Road and Railway Networks in Germany and Austria,” Plos one 12, no. 8 (2017). 25 Sonya Z

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Connected or Traversed?

Plans, Imaginaries, and the Actual State of Railway Projects in Mongolia

Maria-Katharina Lang and Baatarnaran Tsetsentsolmon

Strategic Analysis: Contemporary Mongolian Politics, Resources, Society , 12 March 2019. http://blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/2019/obor-bri-mongolia-sco-neasia/ . 10 Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)/Program for Arts-based Research (PEEK–AR 394-G24

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State of Uncertainty

Educating the First Railroaders in Central Sakha (Yakutiya)

Sigrid Irene Wentzel

research was funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) under grant number P 27625. 9 Penny Harvey, Casper B. Jensen, and Atsuro Morita, eds., “Introduction: Infrastructural Complications,” in Infrastructures and Social Complexity: A Companion , ed. Penny

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(Dis)Connected Rail

Infrastructural Suspension and Phatic Politics in Romania

Adrian Deoancă

. Conclusion: Suspension and Infrastructure Politics from the East In November 2020, Romania's minister of Transportation triumphantly announced that an Austrian firm has won the public bidding procedure and was bound to design and construct a new bridge over

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Railway Territorialities

Topology and Infrastructural Politics in Alpine Italy

Mateusz Laszczkowski

-infrastructures across Italy. For instance, a similar transborder railway project at the Brenner Pass, between Italy and Austria, is contested by a twin (and bilingual) “No TAV / Kein BBT” movement. 27 Moreover, while the Italian case is distinguished by the unmatched

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(Re)Constructing the Baikal-Amur Mainline

Continuity and Change of (Post)Socialist Infrastructure

Olga Povoroznyuk

): Entanglements of Humans and Transportation Infrastructure in the Region of Baykal-Amur Mainline” (funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), P 27625 Einzelprojekte ). I would also like to acknowledge the support of the US National Science Foundation (Grant No

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Michael K. Bess, David Lipset, Kudzai Matereke, Stève Bernardin, Katharine Bartsch, Harry Oosterhuis, Samuel Müller, Frank Schipper, Benjamin D’Harlingue, and Katherine Roeder

national level. Bernd Kreuzer emphasizes a growing competition between road and rail during the interwar years in Austria (150). In comparison, Gábor Szalkai shows that the Great Depression led to a new cooperation in the sector of transport in Hungary (172