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MCRG Logistical Spaces (4)

In what is essentially a post Schengen world regions and regional organizations are being replaced by logistical spaces that are rapidly emerging as the new components of power. Imagined in linear terms, often to the point of simplicity, these logistic and infrastructural visions have sought to reconfigure relations between sub regions as traditionally conceived. Parag Khanna in his book Connectography reflects this argument when he notes "Connectivity has replaced division as the new paradigm of global organization. Human society is undergoing a fundamental transformation by which functional infrastructure tells us more about how theworld works than political borders. The true map of the world should feature not just states but megacities, highways, railways, pipelines, internet cables and other symbols of our emerging global network civilization."

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