Journal Article Review of Szadziewski, H. (2020). Converging Anticipatory Geographies in Oceania: The Belt and Road Initiative and Look North in Fiji.
Szadziewski (2020) argues that the geo-economic ambitions expressed in Fiji’s “Look North” policy and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has imbued emotion into Fiji’s national landscape. Their geo-economic ambitions have met in Fiji in a way that has imbued national space with a “hope” of economic prosperity. This review analyses the effect of hope… Continue readingAnticipatory Geographies, Asia Investment Bank, Belt and Road Initiative, BRI, China, Coral Coast, Development Discourse, Emotion, Emotional geographies, Fiji, Hope, Look North, Maritime Silk Road, Moral geography, Power China, Power Construction Corporation of China, Sino-Fijian Relationship, Space, structural Re-adjustment, The Silk Road Ark Hotel
Journal Article Review of Rooney, M. N. (2021). “We Want Development”: Land and Water (Dis) connections in Port Moresby, Urban Papua New Guinea.
Living in an informal settlement is common in Oceania. High rates of rural-urban migration and poor housing policy forces many to live on customary land on the peripheries of the Oceanic city. There is a great variance in how life is experienced within informal settlements in Oceania, however, informal settlement residents across the region have… Continue readingATS Settlement, Citizenship, Customary Land Tenure, Development Discourse, Eda Ranu, Education, Field of Residential Affairs, Fiji, Informal Settlement, Infrastructural Citizenship, Infrastructural Co-production, Infrastructural Equity, Infrastructure, Land, Lefebvre, Materiality, Moral Economy, National Capital District Commission (NCDC), Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Right to the City, Urban Village, Water