David Reinecke is currently a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Princeton University. With a background in the history of science and technology from the University of Pennsylvania, his work takes a comparative-historical approach to the study of market formation. His dissertation, “Network Struggles: Re-wiring American Network Industries for Competition, 1970-2005,” compares the deregulation of four network industries in the United States (electricity, natural gas, railroads, and telecom) from 1970 to the present with a focus upon struggles in each industry to define the appropriate form of networked competition. With Janet Vertesi at Princeton, Reinecke is currently studying how NASA spaceflight missions get funded (short answer: they don’t) and is helping to advise future missions on questions of socio-technical organization. Reinecke was the 2014-15 Ambrose Monell Foundation Funded Fellow in Technology and Democracy at UVA’s Miller Center.
Network Struggles: Re-wiring American Network Industries for Competition, 1970-2005