The Genesis of Dubai as a World City

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Currently, there is a significant transformation of world politics at different levels, when non-State actors and sub-State territorial entities are intensifying their international activities. Indeed, the leading urban centers of the world - global and world cities do not stay away from these processes. The most ambitious, purposeful cities which are actively involved in global processes get a chance to break into the elite. An illustrative example of the implementation of these processes is the city of Dubai, which in a short, historically speaking, period went from a small fishing village to a leading global center - a well-known world city. Thus, the purpose of this study is to analyze the prerequisites, stages, main influencing factors and specifics of the development of international activity and the formation of Dubai as a world city. The research methodology is based on systematic, structural and functional research methods, a concrete historical approach, which allowed to identify historical preconditions, and periodization, to explore the scheme of the genesis of world cities on the example of the city of Dubai.

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Maksim I. Kolykhalov

Siberian Institute of Management - a branch of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3137-1889

PhD in Political Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of State and Municipal Administration

Novosibirsk, Russian Federation


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