Introduction: Research agendas raised by the Belt and Road Initiative

@article{Sidaway2020IntroductionRA,
  title={Introduction: Research agendas raised by the Belt and Road Initiative},
  author={James D. Sidaway and Simon Rowedder and Chih Yuan Woon and Weiqiang Lin and Vatthana Pholsena},
  journal={Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space},
  year={2020},
  volume={38},
  pages={795 - 802}
}
We introduce this symposium on the politics and spaces of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, locating the papers as concept explorations resting on case studies that contextualize and historicize Belt and Road Initiative. In the case of the first paper that follows, this includes an exploration of the historiography of one of Belt and Road Initiative’s conditions of possibility, the Silk Road idea. We chart a burgeoning field of debate about Belt and Road Initiative, most often operating at… Expand

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