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Routledge Series on the Belt and Road Initiative


About the Series

By examining different aspects of the Belt and Road Initiative and its impacts, this interdisciplinary series addresses (disputed) theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues related to the academic debate on the origin, impact, and responses of the BRI. The book series welcomes proposals from disciplines across the social sciences and humanities.

The series seeks to answer questions such as: What are the patterns of interaction and the mechanisms of Chinese corporations and their involvement in national industries, their relationship to foreign investment projects, and the extent to which they are embedded in the local economy of host countries? How do Chinese governments, companies, and institutions respond to the demands, challenges, and problems raised by the government, market, and the people of host countries? What are the impacts of the BRI on the global order and governance and how can the BRI alter the existing regional and global order?

With an international series editorial board including experts from the US, Europe and China, this series will draw together the key thinking connected to the BRI as it continues to development and forge links around the world.

Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi P. Amineh, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, and International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Editorial Board: Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK; David S. G. Goodman, University of Sydney, Australia; Tjalling Halbertsma, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands; Alicia Garcia Herrero, Naxtis, Hong Kong; Carolyn L. Hsu, Colgate University, USA; Linda Li, City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Janet Xuanli Liao, University of Dundee, UK; Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia; Philippe Peycam, International Institute for Asian Studies, The Netherlands; Penelope Prime, Georgia State University, USA; Laurids Sandager, Roskilde University, Denmark; Shigeto Sonoda, University of Tokyo, Japan; Robert Sutter, George Washington University, USA; Wang Yongzhong, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China; Xu Xiujun, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China; Yang Guang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China; Zhang Yuyan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China; Zheng Yongnian, NUS, Singapore

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The Belt and Road Initiative in Asia, Africa, and Europe

The Belt and Road Initiative in Asia, Africa, and Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By David Arase, Pedro Miguel Amakasu Rapos de Medeiros Carvalho
November 11, 2022

This book examines the progress and reception of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in key subregions of Asia, Africa and Europe. Through its exploration of the patchwork of distinctive sub regions of each continent, the book analyses how well the BRI accommodates sub regional variation as it ...

The China-led Belt and Road Initiative and its Reflections The Crisis of Hegemony and Changing Global Orders

The China-led Belt and Road Initiative and its Reflections: The Crisis of Hegemony and Changing Global Orders

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mehdi Parvizi Amineh
July 12, 2022

This book analyzes the origins and the impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on diplomacy, economy (trade, investment, finance), and security among selected host countries and regions in Asia, Africa, and the European Union. By examining the geopolitical economy of BRI activities, it ...

China’s Communication of the Belt and Road Initiative Silk Road and Infrastructure Narratives

China’s Communication of the Belt and Road Initiative: Silk Road and Infrastructure Narratives

1st Edition

By Carolijn van Noort
August 20, 2021

This book examines how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road. By carefully selecting infrastructure modalities and Silk Road representations, it is argued that China’s aesthetic production of the ...

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