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Past, Present, and Future of Peripheral Mobilities in Portugal

The Portuguese Narrow-Gauge Railway System (1870s–2010s)

Hugo Silveira Pereira


In the Portuguese railway system, narrow-gauge lines were an important part of the network, accounting for a fifth of the extent and roughly a sixth of the traffic. Portuguese historiography about these railways focuses on partial aspects of their evolution and does not provide a general critical overview of their history. In this article, I propose the analysis of Portuguese narrow gauge as a Large Technological System connecting the Portuguese center(s) to its periphery(ies) in different stages of its evolution, from its implementation to its decline. Using available literature and unpublished statistical data of operation, I demonstrate how narrow gauge was unable to compete with automobility and ceased to be an alternative for long-distance transportation, but is resurfacing with different uses and goals.

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Temporal Dimension of Attitudes toward Infrastructure and Opportunities for Relocation from the Northern Town

The Case of Kamchatskii Krai

Ksenia Gavrilova

anybody would refuse to help you ” (AFD: LTs). 18 “ The reason why I chose to stay here is probably that the relatives of my son live here. … Speaking of his future, I can’t give him as many opportunities as his father’s family can provide. … That’s why I

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For the Environment, Against Bureaucracy

Soft Values and the Work of Synchronization in Finnish Political Debate during the 1980s

Martin Pettersson

-politics] (Vimmerby: LTs förlag & By och Bygd, 1976), 84, 90; Aalto, Vaihtoehtopuolue , 24. 30 Hannu Toivonen, “Könkkölät uuden ihmisluokan asialla: ‘Holhous pois ja ihmiselle vastuu itsestään’” [The Könkköläs on a new class of people's behalf: “Away with tutelage