top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan
Domestic Responses to External Challenges, 1988-2001
Institutions and the Politics of Survival in Jordan
Click on image to enlarge

Russell E. Lucas - Author
SUNY series in Middle Eastern Studies
Price: $65.00 
Hardcover - 201 pages
Release Date: May 2005
ISBN10: 0-7914-6445-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6445-8

Quantity:  
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 201 pages
Release Date: June 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6446-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6446-5

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Explains how the Jordanian monarchy has survived economic crisis and regional political instability.

Weaving together accounts of historical developments, cultural elements, economic factors, and regional and international dynamics, Russell E. Lucas explores how the monarchy in Jordan survived economic crisis and regional political instability during the 1990s. Lucas analyzes the factors behind the successful liberalization and deliberalization of laws regulating political parties, the parliament, and the press that helped preserve the monarchy. These institutional survival strategies co-opted the opposition, kept it divided, and reinforced the unity of the regime's coalition of supporters. The author also compares survival strategies in Jordan with those of Morocco, Kuwait, Iran, and Egypt to explain the surprising durability of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East.

“Lucas provides a useful history of the arc of the liberalization experience.” — Journal of Palestine Studies

“…Lucas makes a significant contribution to understanding Jordanian politics as well as the stability of authoritarianism. He has turned our attention to the role that these institutions play and provided a thorough analysis of Jordanian institutional reform.”— Middle East Journal

"The author reveals the complex institutional dynamic that has kept the Jordanian regime in power. He does this very cleverly by seamlessly weaving several factors into his basic argument explaining how the regime manipulates core institutions. This allows the reader to think not only about other authoritarian states but bridges what is typically a huge chasm between the study of democratic and nondemocratic states. All regimes, democratic or not, manipulate these same institutions." — Jill Crystal, author of Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar, Updated Edition

"Lucas makes a significant and important contribution to the political science literature on Jordan. This is, to the best of my knowledge, the first book to use a political institution approach to analyze regime survival in Middle Eastern monarchies." — Scott Greenwood, California State University at San Marcos

Russell E. Lucas is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma at Norman.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments

Note on Translation and Transliteration

1. Institutions and the Politics of Survival
2. Regime-Led State Building in Jordan: 1921–1988
3. Economic Crisis and Political Liberalization
4. Institutionalizing Political Liberalization
5. Managing Peace and Its Discontents
6. Normalization and Structural Adjustment
7. Press Restrictions and the 1997 Elections
8. A New King and a New Intifada
9. Institutions and the Politics of Survival: An Appraisal

Notes
Bibliography
Index


Related Subjects
44021/43984(MR/LDS/AV)

Related Titles

The Recall, Second Edition
The Recall, Second Edition
Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System
Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System
Toward a Critical Theory of States
Toward a Critical Theory of States
Coping in Politics with Indeterminate Norms
Coping in Politics with Indeterminate Norms
Explaining Congressional-Presidential Relations
Explaining Congressional-Presidential Relations
Social Construction and the Logic of Money
Social Construction and the Logic of Money
Massively Parallel Globalization
Massively Parallel Globalization
The Bitter Taste of Hope
The Bitter Taste of Hope
Matrix and line
Matrix and line
Back in the Game
Back in the Game



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg