Appel à communications : Panel “Urban Restructuring and Urban Policy in the Arab World”, World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Ankara (Turquie), 18-22/08/2014 — LIMITE : 15/01/2014

During the last decade, many major cities in the Arab World have faced huge processes of restructuring and renovation. Neoliberal patterns promoted by different political, economic and social actors pursue specific strategies to accumulate capital through new development schemes. Socio-spatial reconfiguration and urban fragmentation are the results.

The panel will analyze key phenomena leading to the production of urban rent, such as large scale urban development projects, gentrification, heritage preservation and city marketing. Papers are invited from scholars and PhD students engaged in different academic fields whose research is based on empirical in-depth research.

Please send your abstract  with no more than 300 words and a short CV to Jonas Margraff at the Centre for Research on the Arab World, University of Mainz, (j.margraff@geo.uni-mainz.de) until 25 January 2014.

Information on WOCMES: www.wocmes2014.org


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