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Road Diplomacy TERMINATED

Road Diplomacy: International Infrastructure and Ethnography of Geopolitics in 21st Century Asia

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Project "Road Diplomacy" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
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 Total cost 171˙460 €
 EC max contribution 171˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2020-05-31


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 Project objective

The objective of this project is to understand where, why, and to what extent roads are being built between China and South Asia and to untangle the inter-related geopolitical and social impacts of infrastructure development at village, national, and international scales. The project will first map road developments throughout the trans-Himalaya and second investigate the geopolitical drivers and social impacts of road construction. By combining innovative methods from geography, anthropology, and international relations, I will produce new empirical data on infrastructure development in 21st century Asia and illustrate the links between macro geopolitical processes and micro local experiences. Datasets will improve interdisciplinary communications for social scientists and between development practitioners, donor agencies, policymakers, and local stakeholders. The research is of relevance to EU citizens because understanding contemporary dynamics between rising powers like China and India provides context on 21st century global politics and will inform decision-making for EU investment and development interventions in Asia.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Galen Murton
Introduction: Labor Roadsides Collection no. 002 – August 2019
published pages: 1-4, ISSN: 2624-9081, DOI: 10.26034/roadsides-20190021
Roadsides 2 2020-04-14
2020 Galen Murton, Austin Lord
Trans-Himalayan power corridors: Infrastructural politics and China\'s Belt and Road Initiative in Nepal
published pages: 102100, ISSN: 0962-6298, DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102100
Political Geography 77 2020-04-14
2019 Galen Murton
Facing the fence: The production and performance of a Himalayan border in global contexts
published pages: 31-42, ISSN: 0962-6298, DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.03.001
Political Geography 72 2020-04-14

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