Political Opposition And Reform Coalitions In Jordan

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Curtis R. Ryan Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Jordanian politics has seen decades of pro-reform and pro-democracy political activism, but with little effective change on the Jordanian political system itself. This analysis explains how and why the regime has resisted more than cosmetic reform and democratic change. It also examines in detail old and new avenues of opposition reformist activism in the kingdom, from leftist political parties and the Islamist movement to new forms of pro- democracy activism in the form of grassroots coalitions, youth movements and social media activism. As both government and opposition in Jordan are affected by the 2011 Arab uprisings, this analysis examines the past and present possibilities for democratic political opposition and for an effective and unified coalition for reform in Jordan.

Additional Information

RYAN, C. (2011). Political Opposition and Reform Coalitions in Jordan. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 38(3), 367-390. Publisher version of record available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23264245
Language: English
Date: 2011
RECAPP 2020, Jordan, Jordanian politics, 2011 Arab uprisings, current events, Jordanian political system, youth, Arab Spring, Islamist

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