Local entanglements and utopian moves. An inquiry into train accidents.

John Law, A.M. Mol

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    Abstract

    In 1996 after nearly fifty years in public ownership the British rail network was privatised. As a part of this what had been single organisation, British Rail, was broken into a set of different units which were individually sold off. Prominent among these were Railtrack plc (owner of the track, stations, signalling and other infrastructure), more than twenty train operating companies (TOCs) which received franchises to run trains (usually with government subsidies), and three companies which owned and leased rolling stock.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationUtopia and organizations.
    EditorsM. Parker
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherCentre for Science Studies Lancaster University
    Pages82-105
    ISBN (Print)1 4051 0072 9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Publication series

    NameThe Sociological Review
    PublisherCentre for Science Studies Lancaster University

    Keywords

    • IR-45149
    • METIS-211541

    Cite this

    Law, J., & Mol, A. M. (2002). Local entanglements and utopian moves. An inquiry into train accidents. In M. Parker (Ed.), Utopia and organizations. (pp. 82-105). (The Sociological Review). Oxford: Centre for Science Studies Lancaster University.