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 reworked the city’s outfitted atmosphere. consequently, to appreciate city transformation in Amman in this interval you will need to learn 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 system and Gulf capital into the worldwide capitalist economic climate.


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


This booklet provides a brand new method of the examine of the city equipped atmosphere in Amman, offering a worthy interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly paintings on globalizing towns, in particular within the center East.

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