Managing Shifting Spatial Orders:

Megan Maruschke
The free zone features frequently in research on contemporary globalization; the visible exploitation in zones reveals the inequality produced by global economic entanglement. Yet, there is very little historical research on how these practices may be related to elite and state-based globalization projects. Using oicial reports and correspondence from government ministries, this article examines two free-port and free-zone plans from the 830s and the 960s in Bombay, and follows them forward,
more » ... cluding with the present port situation. These plans were never realized, but they may both serve as a lens through which we can identify the actors who pursue globalization projects, through which they seek to channel connectivity in particular places. Moreover, the concept portals of globalization draws attention to the variety of entangled spaces of what we call the global economy and how these have shifted over time.
doi:10.26014/j.comp.2017.03/04.02 fatcat:yybmotcelrectak3ymf7ni4sue