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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


Abu Dhabi’s Natural Sustainability Complex

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter provides a broad analysis of the so-called “natural sustainability complex”, or Abu Dhabi’s general context of political economy of natural resources, top decision-makers, and structures ... More


The Middle Eastern Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds remain less transparent and more difficult to disentangle from the local economy than other funds. More dependent on the price of oil than almost any other ... More


Abu Dhabi’s Climate Change and Sustainability Responses

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines Abu Dhabi’s responses to climate change and environmental sustainability through case studies of major alternative energy and sustainability initiatives, including the Masdar ... More


City upgraded: redesigning and disciplining downtown Abu Dhabi

Surajit Chakravarty and Abdellatif Qamhaieh

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the policies causing the gentrification of Abu Dhabi’s city centre which are causing displacement of segments of the population. It is argued that although there are stark ... More


The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Mari Luomi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

At the heart of this book is whether oil- and natural gas-dependent rentier monarchies can keep their natural resource use and the environment in balance. By examining the cases of Abu Dhabi and ... More


Planning from Within: NYU Abu Dhabi

Hilary Ballon

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/9781479880010.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

One of the NYU campus’s key participant-administrators explains, from first-hand experience, the process of building a new university in the UAE. Through her account, we can witness the coming ... More


Conclusions

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter concludes the book with a short reflection on the determinants and successes and failures of the government responses to “natural unsustainability” to date, and argues that, despite a ... More


Consuming Abu Dhabi

Harvey Molotch

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/9781479880010.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Goods’ consumption plays an outsize role in shaping the urban Gulf. As mainstay of the ‘contract’ between the sheikdom’s inner-circle and its’ other citizens, comes the wherewithal for massive ... 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


Mobilities of Urban Spectacle: Plans, Projects, and Investments in the Gulf and Beyond

Davide Ponzini

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/9781479880010.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A global elite of ‘starchitects’ are setting the terms of contemporary urban form, often ebullient and, in the Gulf context, made capable of satisfying superlative claims. Beyond symbolic ambitions, ... More


“An Octopus That Reaches around the Globe”

Alexandra Gillies

in Crude Intentions: How Oil Corruption Contaminates the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190940706
eISBN:
9780190940737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940706.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Corruption is an international undertaking. A global cast of enablers, including oil-rich players from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, Caribbean letterbox companies, banks in Switzerland and Singapore, ... 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


Middle East Country Migration Policies

Binod Khadria

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes immigration policies in the Middle East region. The Middle East is the world’s third most important migration hub, after Europe and the United States. It draws two-thirds of ... More


Maximizing Autonomy in the Shadow of Great Powers

Katharina Pistor

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0061
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses how the purposes of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be understood only by considering the domestic and international conditions that gave birth to SWFs and have formed their ... More


The Transformation of UAE Foreign Policy since 2011

Khalid Almezaini

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explores the transformation of UAE foreign policy since 2011 as the country moved far beyond traditional understandings of small state behavior and combined elements of soft and hard ... More


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