Migrant Urbanism in Gulf Cities

A reality without vision?

Authored by: Florian Wiedmann

Routledge Handbook Of Persian Gulf Politics

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367193737
eBook ISBN: 9780429201981
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To a large extent recent, urbanization in the Gulf region has been shaped by the distinctive roles of local governance and extensive international migration. New models of governance, such as urban entrepreneurialism and various forms of public–private partnerships, are newly adopted approaches to face the conceived necessity to stimulate urban growth and to position Gulf cities within global markets. Gulf cities have turned overnight into some of the world’s largest building sites initiated by new visions to establish emerging hubs in global networks which are being put into reality by guest workers and foreign expertise.

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