Politics and Economy in Jordan

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Jordan occupies centre stage in both Middle Eastern and Arabic politics, yet the kingdom itself is comparatively under-researched. This volume contains contributions from some of Jordan's most respected academics in the field of geography, economics and political science. A number of international specialists in Jordan have also made valuable contributions. The work covers important aspects of the Jordanian economic and political scene which have not yet been written about in ...

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Overview

Jordan occupies centre stage in both Middle Eastern and Arabic politics, yet the kingdom itself is comparatively under-researched. This volume contains contributions from some of Jordan's most respected academics in the field of geography, economics and political science. A number of international specialists in Jordan have also made valuable contributions. The work covers important aspects of the Jordanian economic and political scene which have not yet been written about in English.

Aspects of Jordan's consumer society are examined, including the question of foreign aid support, the role of the private sector, and the demand for consumer durables. The economic vulnerability which an open consumer society faces is illustrated in the chapter on the balance of payments and inflation. Despite economic and political problems, it is argued that Jordan has exhibited a certain economic resilience and that a national identity has been successfully fostered.

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Focuses on political and economic developments in Jordan over the past few years, complementing rather than incorporating more general surveys. The collection of 11 essays was already on the press at the beginning of the US-Iraqi conflict. Former ministers and diplomats, writers, businessmen, and scholars discuss resources and foreign aid, the economy and economic institutions, politics, and foreign relations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Introduction Rodney Wilson Resources and Foreign Aid 1. Water Resources and Food Production Hassan A.K. Saleh 2. Foreign Aid and Economic Development Fawzi Khatib The Economy 3. The Role of the Private Sector in Jordan's Economy Zayd

Sha'Sha 4. The Demand for Consumer Durables in Jordan Alladin Tileylioglu 5. Jordan's Trade and Balance of Payments Problems Monther Share Institutions 5. Inflation, Financial Intermediation and Economic Growth in Jordan Subrata Ghatak and Fawzi

Khatib 7. Islamic Banking in Jordan Rodney Wilson Politics in Jordan 8. Jordan in the 1980's: Entity and Identity Yezid Sayigh 9. Jordan's 1986 Electoral Law Philip J. Robins International Relations 10. The Middle East: An Area of Conflict; the

Arab-Israeli conflict and the Iran-Iraq War Kamel Abu Jaber 11. Jordan's Foreign Policy; Regional and International Implications Saleh A Al-Zu'bi Index

Middle East Journal)

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