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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 New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is a way to learn from the Persian Gulf – to use its cities, cultures, and politics to broaden our understanding of how wealth and power operate in the world today. To learn from cities of ... More


Tale I: Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the idea of the ‘building’ as a literary and sociological ‘topos’. It discusses Cairo’s major makeovers since 2011, with an emphasis on the violent incidents of Mohamed Mahmud ... 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


Global Futurity

Devon Powers

in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 5 takes on the trend industry’s global dimensions. In considering how trends travel around the world, the chapter argues that the trend business reflects a neoliberal agenda. It explores how ... 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


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


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


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.


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


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


Gateway: Revisiting Dubai as a Port City

Mina Akhavan

in The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Dubai has evolved from fishing village into a transportation and logistics world hub with the largest man-made harbor in the world. From the Dubai base, DP World – as the overall operating company is ... More


Real Estate Speculation and Transnational Development in Dubai

Yasser Elsheshtawy

in The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Dubai has managed to roar back from over-extension, severe debt, and some world humiliation. This furthered the zeal for the spectacular and a leadership role in regional construction, ... More


Dilemmas and delay, 1968–70

Shohei Sato

in Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States: Embers of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099687
eISBN:
9781526109781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099687.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter, together with the next, examine the implementation of the British withdrawal, which in the end accompanied the emergence of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar in international society. In ... More


The Economy of Dubai

Abdulrazak Al Faris and Raimundo Soto (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the last fifty years, Dubai has transformed itself from a small fishing and trading village into an integrated, modern, and vibrant economy. The development process was initiated by oil riches ... More


Dubai

Christopher M. Bruner

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Dubai, one of seven emirates that together constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although Dubai occupies a forbidding desert terrain along the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, the ... More


Introduction

Abdelrazzak Al Faris and Raimundo Soto

in The Economy of Dubai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a systematic account of the issues discussed in each chapter covering three broad areas. The first analyses the evolution of the economy from a macroeconomic perspective, ... More


Strategic Axes for the Development of Productive Business

Michael Klein

in The Economy of Dubai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198758389
eISBN:
9780191818325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758389.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Dubai’s rulers took advantage of its position among the oil-rich states of the Gulf. A focus on services such as trade, finance, and tourism propelled it to among the countries with the world’s ... More


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