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      The Georgian logistics revolution: questioning seamlessness across the New Silk Road

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            Georgia, the post-Soviet republic in the South Caucasus, is undergoing its own logistics revolution. The government has pledged to complete by 2020 a spatial plan which aims to turn the country into a transit corridor for the New Silk Road. While this development is still underway, logistics zones - infrastructural hubs, free industrial zones (FIZ), manufacturing areas and malls - are emerging across the Georgian space. The New Silk Road initiative is promoting a perspective of a world without barriers, where logistics is not a means but an end: a world in which connectivity is productive in itself and where geopolitical reasoning has succumbed to geoeconomic calculations. This article aims at problematising this view by providing a grounded analysis of the workings of logistical spaces in Georgia, exploring the discourses, frictions and histories which engender capital accumulation within and beyond the Georgian space.

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            10.2307/j50010512
            workorgalaboglob
            Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
            Pluto Journals
            1745-641X
            1745-6428
            1 April 2019
            : 13
            : 1 ( doiID: 10.13169/workorgalaboglob.13.issue-1 )
            : 190-206
            Article
            workorgalaboglob.13.1.0190
            10.13169/workorgalaboglob.13.1.0190
            38f8d551-c901-4545-b0ac-9fc8d3f908d4
            © Evelina Gambino, 2019

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            Sociology,Labor law,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics
            New Silk Road,Georgia,geopolitics,Free Industrial Zones,labour,geoeconomics

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