The Social and Economic Origins of Monarchy in Jordan

Hardcover | January 22, 2013

byTariq Moraiwed Tell

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A history of the emergence and consolidation of the modern state in Jordan, this book examines the resilience of the Hashemite monarchy and the economic sources of its social power under Ottoman, British, and post-colonial Hashemite rule. Filling a gap in the current literature, it asks how the sources of Hashemite power in Jordon were first forged and why they have proven more durable than those fashioned under more auspicious circumstances in Iraq. In contrast to much of what has been written, Tariq Tell locates the answers to these questions not in the statecraft of the Hashemite monarchs, nor in the dynamics of their policies on the Palestinian issue, but rather in the historical political economy of Trans-Jordan and the evolution of a monarchical social pact, which exchanged loyalty for economic security and bound the peasants and pastoralists of the East Bank to the throne.

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A history of the emergence and consolidation of the modern state in Jordan, this book examines the resilience of the Hashemite monarchy and the economic sources of its social power under Ottoman, British, and post-colonial Hashemite rule. Filling a gap in the current literature, it asks how the sources of Hashemite power in Jordon were...

Tariq Moraiwed Tell is a political economist and independent researcher. Previous publications include the edited Village, Steppe and State: the Social Origins of Modern Jordan and the Resilience of Hashemite Rule: Politics and the State in Jordan before 1967. He divides his time between Beirut and Amman, where his current research fo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230108016

ISBN - 13:9780230108011

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The Paradoxes of an Enduring MonarchyTwo Images of Hashemite RuleBefore Hashemite Rule: Ottoman Order and Local 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 TransJordan The Infrastructure of Hashemite Power in the Towns The Infrastructure of Mandatory Power in the SteppeFrom Mandate to Kingdom: The Social Origins of Hashemite Power in the Sown The Cohesion of the East Bank: The Consolidation of Hashemite PowerThe Moral Economy of Hashemite Rule in Jordan