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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 surroundings. as a result, to appreciate city transformation in Amman in this interval it is very important examine it opposed to the backdrop of Gulf capital and its integration into Jordan’s financial system and the mixing of either the country’s economic climate and Gulf capital into the worldwide capitalist financial system.

This booklet 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, identification, and discourse, and concrete improvement methods and instances in different towns, the booklet investigates how modern megaprojects in Amman healthy into the capitalist economic climate and its modes of creation, how capital flows build a latest photo of town, and the way the hot picture and megaprojects characterize town citizens as glossy and create Amman as an international urban.

This e-book provides a brand new method of the research of the city equipped surroundings in Amman, offering a beneficial interdisciplinary contribution to the scholarly paintings on globalizing towns, particularly within the heart East.

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