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Author Tell, Tariq

Title The social and economic origins of monarchy in Jordan / Tariq Moraiwed Tell
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

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Description 1 online resource (x, 221 pages)
Series Middle East today
Middle East today.
Contents Two Images of Hashemite Rule -- Before Hashemite Rule: Ottoman Order versus Tribal Order in South-Eastern Syria -- The Origins of Hashemite Rule: From Ottomanism to Localism in South-Eastern Syria -- The Establishment of Hashemite Rule: the Evolution of Trans-Jordan -- The Infrastructure of Hashemite Rule: Merchants, Bedouin and the Forging of a Collaborating Elite -- The Social Origins of Hashemite Power: Land Tenures, Taxation and the Forging of a Social Compact -- The Cohesion of the East Bank: the Consolidation of Hashemite Power -- Troubles on the East Bank: Rethinking Hashemite Rule in Jordan
Summary This book seeks to explain the durability of the Hashemite monarchy in Jordan. In contrast to much of the existing literature, it seeks the answer neither in the statecraft of the Hashemite monarchs, nor in the dynamics of their policies on the Palestinian issue. Instead, it focuses on the political economy of East Banker loyalty. This is a necessary and welcome corrective to the pre-existing literature, because it highlights a crucial element - the political attitudes of the East Bankers - that has received altogether inadequate attention by previous scholars. The temporal focus of the book is on the period between the Arab Revolt during World War I and the end of the British Mandate in 1946
"The Social and Economic Origins of Monarchy in Jordan endeavors to explain the resilience of the Hashemite monarchy in Jordan. In contrast to much of the existing literature, it seeks answers to the puzzle of the persistence of monarchical rule neither in the statecraft of the Hashemite monarchs, nor in the dynamics of their policies on the Palestinian issue. Instead, it focuses on the historical political economy of Trans-Jordan, locating the durability of Hashemite rule in the evolution of a monarchical social pact that exchanged loyalty for economic security and bound the peasants and pastoralists of the East Bank to the throne"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Monarchy -- Jordan
Asian history -- Jordan.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 -- Jordan.
Political economy -- Jordan.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General.
Economic policy.
Kings and rulers.
Monarchy.
Politics and government
Asian history -- Jordan -- Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999.
Political economy -- Jordan -- Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999.
History.
Jordan -- Kings and rulers
Jordan -- Economic policy
Jordan -- Politics and government -- 1952-1999.
Jordan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137015655
1137015659
1299406122
9781299406124
9781349290895
1349290890