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The Rise of the Infrastructure State

How US–China Rivalry Shapes Politics and Place Worldwide

contributions by Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ, Alvin Camba, Jerik Cruz, Guanie Lim, Meredith DeBoom, Charis Enns, Brock Bersaglio, Masalu Luhula, Ferenc Gyuris, Zhengli Huang, Tom Goodfellow, Nicholas Jepson, Wangui Kimari, Gediminas Lesutis, Julie Michelle Klinger, Kuik Cheng Chwee, Jessica C. Liao, Jessica Neafie, Dinesh Paudel, Katharine Rankin, Steven Rolf, Marcelo Saguier, Dorothy Tang, Angela Tritto, Farzana Abdilashimova, Micah Ingalls, Maximiliano Vila Seoane, Ulan Shamshiev, Mary Silaban & Rune Steenberg

edited by Seth Schindler & Jessica DiCarlo

Bristol University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Developing Countries, Human Geography, General
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
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    $167.95 USD
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2023
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Tensions between the US and China have escalated as both powers seek to draw countries into their respective political and economic orbits by financing and constructing infrastructure. Wide-ranging and even-handed, this book offers a fresh interpretation of the territorial logic of US–China rivalry, and explores what it means for countries across Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America. The chapters demonstrate that many countries navigate the global infrastructure boom by articulating novel spatial objectives and implementing political and economic reforms. By focusing on people and places worldwide, this book broadens perspectives on the US–China rivalry beyond bipolarity. It is an essential guide to 21st century politics.

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Charis Enns is a presidential fellow in socio-environmental systems at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.

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Brock Bersaglio is an associate professor of environment and development in the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham.

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Seth Schindler is Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Transformation at the University of Manchester.

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Jessica DiCarlo is the Chevalier Junior Chair Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation and Development in China at the University of British Columbia’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

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