ESRC Rising Powers project

July 5th, 2012 by

Professor Caroline Humphrey has been awarded ESRC funding for a three year study:

Where Rising Powers Meet: China and Russia At Their North Asian Border

The project’s objective is to study comparatively the social and economic dynamics of Russia and China along their eastern border, in order to comprehend better the different – yet mutually related – trajectories of these ‘rising powers’. Addressing primarily the ESRC theme ‘Causes, sustainability and competitiveness’ but with links also to ‘Well-being and equity’, the project will probe the nature of China’s expansion and Russia’s relative lack of growth. Our aim is to inform academics, policy makers, stakeholders and the general public about the diverse range of actors (state, private firms and individuals) carving out new conditions inside each country and between them.
The research will consist of two main research programmes and sixteen smaller projects in China, Russia and Mongolia.

The project will be led by Professor Humphrey with Dr Franck Billé and Dr Sayana Namsaraeva as Research Associates

The project was developed through an ESRC funded network and an edited volume,
Frontier Encounters, will be available in July from Open Book Publishers.