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Political liberalization in Jordan : a comparative study -

Show simple item record Wyrwicz, Edward McGowan, 2017-08-30T13:55:21Z 2017-08-30T13:55:21Z 2014 2014
dc.identifier.other b18337193
dc.description Thesis. M.A. American University of Beirut. Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies, 2014. T:6212
dc.description Advisor : Dr. Tariq Tell, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Public Administration ; Members of Committee : Dr. Waleed Hazbun, Associate Professor, Political Science and Public Administration ; Dr. Betty Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston University.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 102-106)
dc.description.abstract This thesis compares two distinct periods of political liberalization in Jordan’s history: 1953-1957, and 1984-1994. It uses Uriel Dann’s model of Jordanian politics in order to analyze the nature of the regime elite and the opposition in the two periods, while also utilizing other approaches in order to adjust the model accordingly. Different external and internal dynamics in the two periods shaped the nature of the liberalization process, as well as the relative strength of the political opposition to the regime. In the first period, King Hussein and the regime elite face a challenge from a broad-based opposition coalition that ultimately seeks to remake Jordan in its own image. This is not the case in the second period. Instead, we see a weaker opposition that is easily co-opted by the regime, legitimizing the process of regime-led liberalization that continues to this day.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 106 leaves) ; 30cm
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theses, Dissertations, and Projects
dc.subject.classification T:006212
dc.subject.lcsh Democratization -- Jordan.
dc.subject.lcsh Cabinet system -- Jordan.
dc.subject.lcsh Opposition (Political science) -- Jordan.
dc.subject.lcsh Jordan -- Politics and government.
dc.subject.lcsh Jordan -- History.
dc.title Political liberalization in Jordan : a comparative study -
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
dc.contributor.department Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies,
dc.contributor.institution American University of Beirut.

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