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Dubai, the City as Corporation

Ahmed Kanna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656301
eISBN:
9781452946122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656301.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Somewhere in the course of the late twentieth century, Dubai became more than itself. The city was, suddenly, a postmodern urban spectacle rising from the desert—precisely the glittering global ... More


Grand Mosques in the United Arab Emirates: Domesticating the Transnational

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The United Arab Emirates, the focus of the fourth chapter, provides an important contrast and counterpoint to the other examples. Established in 1971, the federation of seven emirates needed to ... More


The Consequences of Absolutism

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the consequences of absolutism when it is combined with extreme rentierism by focusing on the political economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It first traces the origins of ... More


The ‘Makings’ of a Movement ‘by Implication’: Assessing the Expansion of Women's Rights in the United Arab Emirates from 1971 Until Today

Vânia Carvalho Pinto

in Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164989
eISBN:
9781617971266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164989.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter looks at the expansion of women's rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through the lenses of a movement 'by implication.' Departing from the ideational support leant by the Emirati ... More


From Dubai to Cairo: Competing Global Cities, Models, and Shifting Centers of Influence?

Yasser Elsheshtawy

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

It is interesting to observe that Cairo, in its drive to become a global city, is apparently drawing inspiration and precedents from a post-traditional center such as Dubai, which in turn is ... More


Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Christopher M. Bruner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

Over the last century, small jurisdictions have become significant players in cross-border corporate and financial services. Their nature, legal status, and market roles, however, remain ... More


Two Models

Michael Herb

in The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453366
eISBN:
9780801454691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453366.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book examines the divergent paths followed by Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE): whereas the UAE, led by Dubai, has diversified its economy beyond oil, the Kuwaiti economy remains almost ... More


Megatrends in Frontier Markets

Marko Dimitrijević and Timothy Mistele

in Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170444
eISBN:
9780231542357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170444.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Discusses megatrends that will inevitably drive major changes in frontier markets in the coming years and that may provide exciting investment opportunities.


Dubai Contexts and Contestations

Ahmed Kanna

in Dubai, the City as Corporation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656301
eISBN:
9781452946122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656301.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The introduction discusses the politics of urbanity surrounding Dubai and its transition from a traditionalist state to a rapidly urbanizing global city operating under neoliberalist ideologies. ... More


Politicizing Dubai Space

Ahmed Kanna

in Dubai, the City as Corporation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656301
eISBN:
9781452946122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656301.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conclusion discusses the more current instances of the state attempting to create an image of itself as an objective arbiter by isolating itself from the more recent economic issues plaguing ... More


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