Jordan: (AI-Mamlaka ai-Urdunniyya ai-Hashimiyya)

Asher Susser*

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Abstract

For Jordan, as for other countries in the region, the Gulf crisis, provoked by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, was the event that overshadowed all other developments during the year. Though Jordan’s newly elected Chamber of Deputies was not the docile parliament of the past, the government had little difficulty in maintaining its solid majority. The charter was to define the ideological and legal framework for Jordan’s democratic experiment and thus ensure that the process of liberalization would not get out of hand and endanger the regime. Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on 2 August evoked wide popular support in Jordan, particularly after the landing of US and allied troops in the Gulf to confront Iraq. Jordan’s small economy responded quickly to administrative measures and was not plagued by some of the more intractable problems that characterized the economies of larger countries such as Egypt and Turkey. Massive Jewish immigration to Israel aroused anxiety in Jordan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMiddle East Contemporary Survey, Volume XIV
Subtitle of host publication1990
EditorsAmi Ayalon
Place of PublicationBoulder
PublisherWestview Press
Pages457-499
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9780429699504
ISBN (Print)0813314496
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Publication series

NameMiddle East Contemporary Survey
VolumeXIV
ISSN (Print)0163-5476

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