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Jordanian Political System - cover

Jordanian Political System

Prof. Amin Al-Mashaqbeh

Publisher: Xlibris US

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The aim of this work is to contribute to the common public awareness concerning the Jordanian political system, motivated by the belief in the value of spreading awareness regarding the political history of the Jordanian state and the defined concepts that constitute its political system, starting with the constitutional and legal concepts that the Jordanian public authorities are built upon and the mechanisms on which they function, in addition to the nature of their roles and functions. This book also aims to inform the citizen of the basic rights and public freedoms granted and guaranteed by Jordanian constitution.

This book is an attempt to shed some light on the political development of the kingdom since the early days of establishment, focused on the four Hashemite eras and what has been accomplished during those eras in terms of political stability, economic progress, social progress, and political progress, as well as to highlighting how the Hashemite dynasty has employed their religions, historical and political legitimacies, alongside the public support and popular cohesion they enjoy, added to their array of achievements in sustaining Jordan’s political system despite its location in the eye of the storm and the center of events. The Jordanian leadership enjoys this from its people.

This book focuses on democratic development and political pluralism by looking at the evolution of parliamentary life and elections, which highlights the level of political participation, in addition to the development of political parties and the accompanying legislative development since the restoration of democratic life in 1989, and it sheds light on the foundations and pillars of Jordanian foreign policy and Jordan’s position on key issues in the region.

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