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Title: Infrastructure and nation building: The regulation and financing of network transportation infrastructures in Spain (1720-2010)
Author: Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
Keywords: Infraestructures (Transport)
Transport ferroviari
Trens d'alta velocitat
Política de transports
Transportation buildings
Railroad transportation
High speed trains
Transportation and state
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR10/16]
Abstract: This paper analyzes Spanish infrastructure policy since the early 1700s: Road building in the eighteenth century, railway creation and expansion in the nineteenth, motorway expansion in the twentieth, and high speed rail development in the twenty-first. The analysis reveals a long-term pattern, in which infrastructure policy in Spain has been driven not by the requirements of commerce and economic activity, but rather by the desire to centralize transportation around the country’s political capital.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2010, IR10/16
ISSN: 2014-1254
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