What is the reason for the success of the city-state of Dubai? Why does this place attract wealthy people from around the world? Who serves the prestigious consumption, and what lies behind the veneer of this eastern city? Are there slaves in Dubai? Why is security such an important role in the development of the city? And can we call it a technopolis?
Andrei Fursov (Андрей Фурсов) - sociologist, journalist, political scientist.
Specialist in modern history, PhD in history. He graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University. Ph.D. in history. Founded and directed the Institute of Russian State Humanitarian University history, was co-director of the Centre of Comparative and Global Studies IFS RSUH, Head of the Department of Asia and Africa Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.
A specialist on Russian history, geopolitics. At the center of scientific interest for Fursov are the challenges of globalization, social and political relations. He is the author of more than 200 scientific papers, including nine books.