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Re-orienting development: the dynamics and effects of Chinese infrastructure investment in Europe (REDEFINE)

Aims

REDEFINE is a 5-year, €2.5 million project funded by the European Research Council starting in November 2020. REDEFINE will examine what China’s rise means for how we understand 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. REDEFINE’s aims require a disaggregated approach to unpack project-by-project effects. Through comparative, ethnographic case studies in the UK, Germany, Greece and Hungary REDEFINE will produce fine-grained analysis to understand the rationales for Chinese investment in Europe, the geopolitical dynamics surrounding these financing streams, the structuring of projects, and how they interface with national and local development policy.

Principal Investigator

Professor Giles Mohan, The Open University (UK)

Funding

 €2.5 million funded by the European Research Council

More information

Visit the project page on the European Research Council website

Contact

Professor Giles Mohan

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502
E: international-development-research@open.ac.uk