Making Infrastructure Global? Design and Governance of Infrastructural Expansion in the Global South

The researchers are addressing the issue of contemporary infrastructure projects that often look alike, produced as they are by planning agencies that operate across the world in public-private partnerships. Based on three cases of energy infrastructure projects in East Africa, North Africa and Latin America, this project analyses the contested power dynamics triggered by attempts at making infrastructure global. The transregional approach includes the establishment of a cross-border research platform between Basel and Freiburg. The project is supported by Eucor – The European Campus in the “Research and Innovation” category of the Seed Money scheme.

This project is now closed. You can find out more about its implementation here: