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Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Mehran Kamrava


Glittering skylines, high urbanization rates, and massive development projects have been common characteristics of the cities in the Persian Gulf. In order to understand the city as a cultural and social space, this book explores the changing urban face of the Persian Gulf cities, as well as the processes and consequences of transformations that have occurred at an incredibly rapid pace. While some of these cities have rapidly evolved from regional centers of cultural and economic exchange to globalizing cities deeply embedded within the global economy, others have either left their best days ... More

Keywords: urbanization, development, Persian Gulf, transformations, global economy, globalization, migration, citizenship, port cities, gateway

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499372
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehran Kamrava, editor
Georgetown University