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Title: THE TRANSNATIONAL PRODUCTION OF CONDOMINIUMS IN THE ISKANDAR DEVELOPMENT REGION, MALAYSIA: AN ECONOMIC-GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE
Authors: Navin Vijay Wadhwani
Keywords: condominiums, transnational property developers, embeddedness, imagineering, Iskandar Malaysia
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Navin Vijay Wadhwani (2016). THE TRANSNATIONAL PRODUCTION OF CONDOMINIUMS IN THE ISKANDAR DEVELOPMENT REGION, MALAYSIA: AN ECONOMIC-GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This honours thesis analyses the proliferation of high-rise, high-density private condominiums in the southern Johor development corridor known as Iskandar Malaysia. It explores the role and influence of transnational real estate firms and investors in driving this moment of capital accumulation and spatial production/rescaling in Johor, where local lands are being transformed into globally traded investment assets. The central argument is that capital and capitalist logics, while powerful drivers of this transformation, have been non-hegemonic, in that the power of internationalised property developers is consistently mediated and tempered. Overseas firms and capital streams attempting to embed themselves in the Iskandar region have had to negotiate the internal political competition between the Johor state government, federal planning authorities, and local communities. In addition, the discursive construction and imagineering of southern Johor as a space of transnational property investment by developers is being resisted, not just by local communities, but also by cautionary forecasting in the popular news and financial media.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/144120
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