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Where is the politics?: E-bike mobility in urban China and civilizational government

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
Volume30
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)19-32
Publication statusPublished
Early online date14/07/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this study we look at everyday politics of electric bike mobility by exploring the social practices of e-bike users in order to understand the role of e-bikes in emerging low-carbon mobility system in China, asking ‘where is the politics of the E2W in contemporary China?’ We explore the underlying political tensions in electric two-wheeler mobility by examining family and informal e-bike journeys. We argue that a ‘civilizational’ government perspective provides a new way of thinking about politics of mobility and system transition in China .