The Open University, February 2024
New open access article: Assembling China’s belt and road initiative: discourse, institution, and materials’, International Political Sociology by Ran Hu.
The article is an output of the OU’s REDEFINE project: Re-orienting development: the dynamics and effects of Chinese infrastructure investment in Europe. REDEFINE is a 5-year, €2.5 million project funded by the European Research Council that started in November 2020. REDEFINE examines the role of China in how the West understands global development and, specifically, Europe’s place in it. China now sees Europe as fertile ground for new infrastructure investment, yet many European firms and governments are ill-equipped to deal with these political and economic changes.