Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects by Majd Musa

By Majd Musa

Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, within the early twenty-first century and the funding of this capital in large-scale city advancements have considerably remodeled the city’s equipped atmosphere. as a result, to appreciate city transformation in Amman in this interval it is very important study it opposed to the backdrop of Gulf capital and its integration into Jordan’s financial system and the combination of either the country’s economic climate and Gulf capital into the worldwide capitalist economic climate.

This e-book analyzes 3 circumstances of megaprojects deliberate for town within the early twenty-first century: the recent Downtown (Abdali), Jordan Gate, and Sanaya Amman. Drawing upon theories on city improvement and capitalism, id, and discourse, and concrete improvement strategies and situations in different towns, the publication investigates how modern megaprojects in Amman healthy into the capitalist economic system and its modes of creation, how capital flows build a contemporary photo of the town, and the way the recent picture and megaprojects signify town citizens as smooth and create Amman as an international urban.

This e-book offers a brand new method of the examine of the city equipped atmosphere in Amman, supplying a useful interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly paintings on globalizing towns, specially within the center East.

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