Scalar Politics and Uneven Accessibility to Intercity Railway in the Pearl River Delta, China
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摘要Focusing on the state as a contradiction-ridden multi-scalar institutional ensemble, this paper interrogates the relationships between scalar politics and uneven development through two interrelated arguments. First, uneven development reflects the historical layering of the scalar architecture of state regulation. It is produced by the interplay between contradictions of socio-spatial interests among state agents owing to the prevailing scalar division of labor, and inherent patterns of uneven development inscribed by earlier rounds of state scalar arrangements. Second, actual patterns of this state-driven uneven development are mediated through a variety of discourses, through which contending state agents bargain for and against particular forms of state rescaling to assert their power and interests. Illustrating these arguments, this paper examines the recent development of the Pearl River Delta Intercity Railway System through a combination of quantitative analysis, interviews and documentary review. It reveals a pattern of uneven accessibility which defies conventional wisdom, with the region’s most developed cities possessing the worst station accessibility. It is found that this unevenness stems from conflicts between scalar state agents with differentiated powers over the railway regime on what constitutes the most efficient siting of stations, reinforced by disparities in economic and railway development attributable to historical state scalar selectivities. The scalar politics so resulted was discursively mediated, as the contending state agents leveraged upon various discourses, evoking a medley of scales of governance and issues to defend for their preferred station locations.
著者Zhang M.M, Xu Jiang, Chung C.K.L.
期刊名稱Annals of the American Association of Geographers
出版年份2020
卷號110
期次4
出版社Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
頁次1260 - 1277
國際標準期刊號2469-4452
電子國際標準期刊號2469-4460
語言美式英語
關鍵詞accessibility, discourse, intercity railway, scalar politics, uneven development

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