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Introduction to REDEFINE a 5-year, €2.5 million project funded by the European Research Council

24 November 2021

REDEFINE is a 5-year, €2.5 million project funded by the European Research Council. 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.

This seminar was held on 24 November 2021 and was Chaired by Dr Lorena Lombardozzi from The Open University. It featured Professor Giles Mohan, the Principal Investigator, plus post-doctoral researchers, Susan Qu, Samuel Rogers and Florian Schaefer.

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