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Jordan: A Study in Political Development (1921-1965) / Edition 1

Jordan: A Study in Political Development (1921-1965) / Edition 1

by N.H. Aruri


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ISBN-13: 9789024712175
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 07/31/1972
Edition description: 1972
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: A Conceptual Framework.- I The Political Environment.- II. The Historical Background.- Abdullah’s Campaign in Transjordan.- The Churchill-Abdullah Agreement.- Political Life in the Early Period.- Britain, Abdullah, and the Nationalists.- Britain, Abdullah and the tribes.- III. The Communal Structure of Politics.- Two People and One Nation.- Ethnic, Religious, and Social Minorities.- The Circassians.- The Christians.- The Refugees.- IV. Economic and Demographic Conditions.- Economic Conditions.- Agriculture and the Land.- Land Tenure.- Manufacturing and Mining.- Public Finance.- Demographic Characteristics.- II The Changing Structure of Society.- V. Patriarchal Oligarchy.- State-Building: The Adoption of Legal Status, 1922.- The Constitutional Structure, 1928–1946.- Political Parties.- The Political Process.- VI. Palace Politics Versus Constitutionalism (1950–1953).- The Constitutional Structure.- Political Parties since 1950.- Ideological Parties.- Bloc Parties.- The Political Process, 1950’1953.- The Cabinet.- Freedom of Expression and Political Association.- The Constitutional Amendments.- The Pattern of Challenge and Response: Reaction of the Palace Group.- The Defeat of Liberalism.- III External Factors in Political Development.- VII. From The Baghdad Pact to The Eisenhower Doctrine (1954–57).- Jordan and the Baghdad Pact.- The Dismissal of General Glubb.- The Unified Arab Command.- The Triumph of the Opposition.- Restoration of Royal Absolutism.- The Reign of Terror.- VIII. Jordan, The Arab Union, And The United Arab Republic.- The Arab Union: Constitutional Arrangements.- The Arab Union, Jordan and the Regional Balance of Power.- Jordan and the United Nations.- The System of Checks and Balances.- IX. The Search for Stability, 1959–1965.- Jordan and the United States, 1959–1960.- Jordan and Inter-Arab Relations, 1959–1962.- The United States and Inter-Arab Relations.- Economic and Political Reforms.- The First Phase: The Premiership of Hazza al-Majali.- The Second Phase: The Premiership of Wasfi Tell.- Economic Development: The Seven-Year Plan.- Political Reforms: The Seventh Parliament.- Political Reforms and Inter-Arab Politics.- X. Summary and Conclusions.

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