(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Relational cities. Doha, Panama City, and Dubai as 21st century entrepôts

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SIGLER T.J. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIE


This article analyses the concept of the “relational city” as a transnational urbanist approach to understanding a particular subset of cities that are emblematic of the spatial transformations manifest through advanced capitalism. It demonstrates that they are constituted through globally critical flows of capital, goods, and ideas, and whose economies are dedicated to intermediary services such as offshore banking, container- and bulk-shipping, and regional re-exportation. Drawing upon Doha, Dubai, and Panama City, this article suggests a new way of understanding urban change in a global context while simultaneously moving beyond the recurrent focus on the top-tier financial world cities of the Global North


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no5 [pp. 612-633]



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