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Créer la ville de Dubai : pouvoir tribal et aménagement urbain face au défi de la mondialisation

Abstract : Dubai challenges the geographical object that is the city. In turn forgotten by the world, emerging thanks to oil windfall, it is now diversifying into other sectors of the economy. This makes Dubai a moving territory, eminently resilient and therefore difficult to apprehend . This thesis aims to study how, since the 2000s, globalization has re-assigned Dubai's society and economy. It also explores omniscient tribal-liberal governance to show how it constitutes a new model of governance and an economy of agglomeration which might be transposable.It is clear that the omniscient power at the head of a city-state is structured by the combination of tribalism and modernity. The city is also a territory that allows tribal power to shine on the international scene, having built its emergence on its port and on exportable logistics know-how, making Dubai a global hub. This infrastructure have served as a propaedeutic for economic diversification, internationalization as well as the assertion of economic power that is projected in urban space. The saturation of urban space by tribal power and its faithful retainers in turn increases the privatization of the economy and urban planning. This growing hold on the urban territory reveals the permanence of tribal power but also its desire to redefine the urban model by clearly displaying its ambitions for the 2020s in terms of ecological transition and knowledge economy. Finally, this new orientation must ultimately be superimposed on the continued development of the tourism sector. The global city is in search of an identity that must meet the challenge of combining both the UAE's uniqueness and cementing its nation in a landscape dominated mainly by foreigners. Everyone can and must recognize themselves in this cosmopolitan city
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Laure Masson. Créer la ville de Dubai : pouvoir tribal et aménagement urbain face au défi de la mondialisation. Histoire. Université de Lyon, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021LYSE2017⟩. ⟨tel-03346318⟩



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