Drehkreuze der Globalisierung

Mrz 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Mobility, Spatial concepts, Topics


Sven Kesselring mobil.TUM., Forschungsgruppe Mobilität und Verkehr, Technische Universität München,
E-Mail: sven.kesselring@mobil-tum.de


Abstract English

Airports are powerful institutions and infrastructures defining and shaping the relations and connectivities of a world of flows and mobilities. They are ‘glocal infrastructures’, built interfaces on the thresholds of terri-torial and global scales. The talk of fundamental airport dependencies signals a new wave in the transport-driven modernisation of society and the economy. Political controversies over the whys and wherefores of giant airports rage in the very centre of the ‘mobile risk society’, not on the periphery. At few other social “loci” do the local and the global interface so tangibly as at the great transfer points of international air traf-fic in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, or Madrid. This, it has been noted, has fundamentally changed the character of mobility politics and mobility policies. It has brought about and it propels ‘glocalisation’ and global interdependencies.


Airports, Mobile risk society, Aeromobilities, Air space, Glocal infrastructures, Connectivities, Political controversies, Normalization of mobility


Sven Kesselring Drehkreuze der Globalisierung,” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol.2 (2010), 12 – 17, Article ID http://ejournal.uvka.de/spatialconcepts/archives/1073, Pages: 6

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KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648