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Reterritorialization of post-soviet Eurasia

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2019
Tekir, Gökha
This study attempts to analyze the new spatial configurations in Eurasia. It scrutinizes territory and territoriality, challenging the view that territory as a frozen and static concept. While observing changes in territoriality in Eurasia, the thesis considers the Belt and Road Initiative as the main factor in deterritorilizing and reterritorializing Eurasian space by laying out economic corridors, which will transcend the boundaries of nation-states on Belt and Road route. Out of six economic corridors this thesis chooses the New Eurasian Land Bridge and the China-Central Asia-West Asia corridors as case studies in which deterritorialization and the new spatial configurations take place in Eurasian space.