Opendata, web and dolomites

INFRAGLOB SIGNED

AFRICA's ‘INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’: Rethinking the Political Geographies of Economic Hubs from the Global South

Total Cost €

0

EC-Contrib. €

0

Partnership

0

Views

0

Project "INFRAGLOB" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.

Coordinator
UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH 

Organization address
address: UNIVERSITATSSTRASSE 30
city: BAYREUTH
postcode: 95447
website: www.uni-bayreuth.de

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙495˙909 €
 EC max contribution 1˙495˙909 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-03-01   to  2023-02-28

 Partnership

Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH DE (BAYREUTH) coordinator 1˙398˙909.00
2    RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN NL (GRONINGEN) participant 97˙000.00

Map

 Project objective

Power beyond the state is most prevalent in economic infrastructure hubs with high technology and multiple global actors. Here, investors from emerging powers challenge traditional theory and practice. Chinese and Brazilian companies are now the most important bilateral investors in Africa. They apply existing rules and practices, and introduce new practices of governance and business-society relations that compete with Western norms. But their impact is not properly understood in theories of transnational governance.

This project will rethink transnational governance by focusing on the margins of international relations to explain how models and experiences of actors from the Global South redefine the governance of economic hubs. Seemingly in the margins of international political economy, and neglected in International Relations, in Africa new forms of power and governance are invented and tested. Here states are weaker and experiments with multiple non-state actors and modes of governance tolerated. The fringes of theory-building in the discipline, the hubs of transnational economic infrastructure, and everyday practices of cross-border management can be theorized as arenas of the production, contestation and change of transnational governance.

INFRAGLOB combines analysing the ideas driving Chinese and Brazilian management of large-scale port and mining projects with multi-sited ethnographic research of exemplary cases in Mozambique and Tanzania, establishing how these concepts are enacted, negotiated and disregarded in practice. It rethinks publics by mapping controversies that connect Africa, Brazil and China, and establishes how interactions and frictions between diverse practitioners and standards change broader transnational governance of business-community relations and security.

‘Infrastructure globalities’ will provide a unique understanding of how the Global South changes practices of governance and business-society relations in a multipolar world.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "INFRAGLOB" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email (fabio@fabiodisconzi.com) and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "INFRAGLOB" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)

SuperH (2019)

Discovery and Characterization of Hydrogen-Based High-Temperature Superconductors

Read More  

PROGRESS (2019)

The Enemy of the Good: Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Read More  

InsideChromatin (2019)

Towards Realistic Modelling of Nucleosome Organization Inside Functional Chromatin Domains

Read More