Researching States, Markets and Societies from a Geographical Perspective 1: State Centrality in Development

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 4:50 AM / 6:05 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 16
Organizers: Calvin Chung, Jiang Xu
Chairs: Jiang Xu


From the decelerated pace of economic growth to the rising risk of climate change and pandemic, many of the vexed questions facing peoples and our environments are deeply ingrained in the complex interplay between state, market and society in and across space. This session brings together geographers whose research interest lies in places around the word, whether as a territorial or cultural construct – to discuss the significance, opportunities and challenges of researching the dynamic mosaic of various states, markets and societies from a geographical perspective, drawing attention to the role of space in both mediating and complicating the relations of this triad.

We invite contributions which engage with the following questions:

(1) What are the distinctive geographical features of state-market-society relations in different contexts?
(2) What are the emerging trends and issues of various states, markets or/and societies which warrant more research attention from geographers?
(3) What are the practical challenges for geographers to investigate and publish about various states, markets or/and societies?
(4) How can geographical inquiries on various states, markets or/and societies contribute to the broader geographical scholarship?


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jie Guo*, Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangdong Academy of Science, Competing for growth or promotion? Re-reading Chinese urban entrepreneurialism from a local perspective 15 4:50 AM
Presenter Ronghao Jiang*, , Spatializing the resurgence of public housing provision in China: Land-centered politics, cadre review mechanism, and changing geography of residential land supply 15 5:05 AM
Presenter So Hyung Lim*, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Why populists are populistic?: “K-Bio” amid COVID-19 and bio favoritism in South Korea 15 5:20 AM
Presenter Zhengke ZHOU*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jiang XU, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Calvin King Lam CHUNG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Towards a comprehensive understanding of the state-firm relations in path creation 15 5:35 AM
Discussant Calvin Chung The Chinese University of Hong Kong 15 5:50 AM

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