The following is an annotated and hyperlinked bibliography, including brief statements on the general problematic and an introduction to each author. Full texts are provided whenever possible. The bibliography is intended as a shared resource, to be enlarged and improved by others as research continues.
The Power Elites, after C.W Mills.
Individuals who at particular times can beat the innovation system.
Deliberate, idea driven, aesthetic, political and scientific-scholarly interventions by relatively small and disciplined groups.
Social movements, but also subcultural groups and communities involved in class and rights struggles and/or nursing divergent cultural values over the medium and long term which become particularly relevant during explosive moments.
The regional blocks are an important intermediate layer defining protocols.
Norms, laws and technologies regulating the flows of people across sovereign borders.
Sovereign and Subaltern Military Strategies and the impact of military infrastructure on global protocols.
Expressed by institutions and conventions such as WTO, or MAI, or regional and bilateral mechanisms of securing liberalisation and managing on the level of abstract process, seemless flows.
Technological standards such as TCP/IP, bodies such as the ITU, norms of air traffic, radio spectrum regulation, etc.