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The Greater Bay Area and the Politics of Scalar Restructuring

Prof. Tak-Wing Ngo, University of Macau      

Abstract:The Greater Bay Area initiative has aroused widespread interest. So far the attention has been focused on how this Area should be developed. This presentation poses a different question: why central and local governments in China are so keen to establish new geo-economic spaces? Examining the initiative from the perspective of scalar restructuring, this presentation explores the political logic behind the frequent and extensive reconfiguration of state spaces.

Biography: Tak-Wing Ngo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau. He specializes in state-market relations, regulatory governance, and the political economy of development in East Asia. He holds a PhD from SOAS (London), and has taught at Leiden University before joining the University of Macao. He is the editor of China Information, and the editor of two book series: Governance in Asia (NIAS Press) and Global Asia (Amsterdam University Press).

Moderator: Prof. Carlos Lo Wing Hung, Department of Government and Public Administration

Co-organized by: MSSc in Government & Politics (Greater China), CUHK

Time 12:00 – 13:30, Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Lunch Fee Free Admission, HK$20.00 for Lunch

Venue USC, 8/F, Tin Ka Ping Building, CUHK

Language English