Prior to the Arab Spring, Jordan possessed all the elements for a successful transition to a more pluralistic political system. However, the government has historically resisted efforts to establish a more inclusive political system in Jordan. Muasher explores reform efforts and identifies challenges in Jordan following the Arab Spring.
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This issue brief was originally published by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.