Researching States, Markets and Societies from a Geographical Perspective 4: New State Spaces

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 6:25 AM / 7:40 AM (PST)
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 Yimin Zhao*, Renmin University of China, The territorial logic of the state in China’s urban process 15 6:25 AM
Presenter Elia Apostolopoulou*, University of Cambridge, Tracing the links between infrastructure-led development, urban transformation and inequality in China’s Belt and Road Initiative 15 6:40 AM
Presenter Ricardo Reboredo*, Independent Scholar, Beyond the Belt and Road: Chinese-Inflected Globalization and the Political Economy of Sino-South African Development Projects 15 6:55 AM
Presenter Leqian Yu*, University of Toronto, Making sense of China’s rural financial reforms: the spatial logics of state-finance nexus 15 7:10 AM
Presenter Rudi Hartmann*, University of Colorado, Tourism to Lu Gu Qiao 15 7:25 AM

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