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Month Archives for May 2010

On the Making of a Country: A Walk through the Course of Political Development in Jordan

This took a good portion of my energy for the past month, and discusses the history of political development, and its lack thereof, in Jordan. It is rather long, but nevertheless, if you have a comment or something to say, then at least more than the abstract. Abstract This paper discusses the development of a political system in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in an effort to understand the…

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Election Law & Selective Representation

As part of a final paper I'm working on, I requested, and obtained a copy of a M.Sc. and B.Sc. thesis in Political Science at MIT, entitled "Containing the Opposition: Selective Representation in Jordan and Turkey", by Raffaela Wakeman, who also worked in the Center for Strategic Studies in the University of Jordan for a while. So, I went through a good chunk of it and read it, and while it…

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