Large-scale infrastructure is being built all over the world like never before. Road systems, ports, high-speed trains, economic zones, and telecommunications systems are being built, just to name a few. In YMER 2021, megaprojects are explored in different parts of the world. The authors are cultural and social anthropologists, cultural geographers and political scientists who, from their respective perspectives, show that megaprojects are characterized by politics and that power relations are central to their design, creation and social effects. The chapters delve into issues related to political decision-making, expertise and influence on local communities and also problematize assumptions about scale, time and space.

In the book, Gabriella Körling has a chapter on megaprojects and anticipation based on fieldwork in Niger. Daniel Escobar López, who is a doctoral student at the department, has written a chapter based on the building of an airport in Peru.

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