***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Dear colleagues. I thought you would be interested to know that the book Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition by Nils Bruzelius, Werner Rothengatter, and myself was recently published by Cambridge University Press. The book offers a detailed examination of the phenomenon of megaprojects, including how networks shape such projects. I include the Table of Contents below for your information. First chapter, etc. may be found at: UK: http://uk.cambridge.org/sociology/megaprojects/ US: http://us.cambridge.org/features/megaprojects/ Our research is ongoing and we would appreciate any information you may have on specific megaprojects or studies we could include in future research. We would be happy to discuss any aspect of our work, needless to say. I hope this is useful. Please feel free to forward this message to any relevant person or listserv. If this mail is of no interest to you, I apologize for the inconvenience. Also apologies for any cross posting. Best wishes, Bent Flyvbjerg, Professor Dept. of Development and Planning Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark Homepage: www.plan.auc.dk/~flyvbjerg CONTENTS: Megaprojects and Risk 1. The Megaprojects Paradox 2. A Calamitous History of Cost Overrun 3. The Demand for Megaprojects 4. Substance and Spin in Megaproject Economics 5. Environmental Impacts and Risks 6. Regional and Economic Growth Effects 7. Dealing with Risk 8. Conventional Megaproject Development 9. Lessons of Privatisation 10. Four Instruments of Accountability 11. Accountable Megaproject Decision Making 12. Beyond the Megaprojects Paradox Appendix. Risk and Accountability at Work: A Case Study Inspection copies available at: UK: http://uk.cambridge.org/textbooks/ or by email at [log in to unmask] US: Lourina McQuilkin at [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.