publication . Article . 2006

Port – FEZ bundles as spaces of global articulation: the case of Tianjin, China

James J Wang; Daniel Olivier;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Environment and Planning A, volume 38, issue 8 August, pages 1,487-1,503
Abstract
The authors examine possible ways to enhance interdisciplinary dialogue between transport geography and economic geography, its parent discipline. In the context of emerging paradigms of global production seeking to capture the outsourcing process with developing countries, the port – free-trade zone bundle is suggested as a valid intersect between spaces of production and spaces of circulation. Such zones act as interfaces between local and global spaces: they are spaces of global articulation. A case study of how such global articulation spaces are created in China is presented from the example of the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA). Evidence suggests...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Exclusive economic zone, China, Mind–body dualism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Factory, Geography, Social science, Outsourcing, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2006

Port – FEZ bundles as spaces of global articulation: the case of Tianjin, China

James J Wang; Daniel Olivier;