International perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative : a bottom-up approach / edited by Sidh Sintusingha, Hao Wu, Wenqi Lin, Sun Sheng Han and Bo Qin
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xvii, 331 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Additional Creators:
- Sintusingha, Sidh, Wu, Hao (Researcher on commercial real estate), Lin, Wenqi (Researcher in urban ecology), Han, Sun Sheng, and Qin, Bo (Professor of urban planning and management)
- Re-imagining the Silk Road for the 21st century -- BRI from within China: vision, rationale, and the "corridors". -- BRI from within China: mechanisms, institutions, and media representations. -- Urban development challenges under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) -- Inter-continental transport networks and Asian Economic Corridor for the Korean Peninsula -- Establishing BRI in Thailand: contrasting 'desire lines' in the delivery of two high-speed rail projects -- Malaysia: Chinese participation in infrastructure from contractor to conspirator? -- China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Cambodia -- The Production of megaprojects in Java: colonialism, nationalism, development centralisation vs decentralisation -- Belt and Road Initiative in Iran: urban-regional dialogue in two corridors and three cities -- The critical need for urban planning around Port Vila's BRI projects -- Ethiopia: the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway -- Strengthening Brazil's food system: can China's Belt and Road help? -- Challenges and opportunities to port development with BRI in Japan -- International perspectives of the BRI: new, unfolding globalisation.
- "International Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative investigates the most significant global-scale international trade expansion and capital investment program since the Second World War. It takes a bottom-up approach to explore multinational experiences of China's Belt and Road Initiative, which formally commenced in 2013, to better understand the impacts of foreign infrastructure investment, strategic implementation and geo-political driven economic development. Thirteen strategically selected BRI-associated countries are discussed, including Iran, Pakistan, Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Ethiopia, amongst others. Each country is the centre of a separate chapter, framed around their economic development levels, political systems, power dynamics and socio-environmental concerns. The book identifies variations in local conditions to establish country-specific examples to provide more balanced stories of international interactions. Through this lens it presents new research and contributes to the ongoing discussion surrounding BRI, geo-politics and urban, regional and spatial systems in the Asia-Pacific and beyond. This important title will appeal to academics, researchers and policy-makers globally with an interest in the Belt and Road Initiative, urban infrastructure and economics"--
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