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Displaying roads: Engineers as cultural actors-Introduction

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3-1-2015

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We argue that road engineersin the cases presented in the articles in this special sectionwere acting as cultural actors, playing a greater role than experts and especially policy makers. Even as they utilized technical information in cultural debates, road representation had huge symbolic value in driving the social and political discussions. However, once road experts used and accepted such political tools, they could not disconnect themselves from the political process, which determined success and failure in these projects.

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