This Project aims to investigate how China wields international influence using infrastructure-driven development, by studying how Chinese ideas of â€˜developmentalismâ€™ interact with nation-building and regime security imperatives in Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos. It expects to generate new comparative knowledge about development logics and competing sectoral interests around major infrastructure projects. It breaks new conceptual ground on analyzing international influence and the economic-security nexus in Asia. It will enhance understanding of the conditions under which Chinaâ€™s development model is attractive to others, benefiting Australian and international agencies seeking strategic diplomatic and investment decisions in the Asia-Pacific.
|Effective start/end date||21/06/19 → 21/06/22|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD252,000.00