Hatfield School of Government. Public Affairs and Policy Ph. D. Program
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Affairs and Policy
Public Affairs and Policy
1 online resource (viii, 307 pages)
Elite (Social sciences) -- Jordan -- Attitudes, Political culture -- Jordan – History, Jordan -- Moral conditions
This mixed-method study is focused on the values, beliefs, and attitudes of Jordanian elites towards liberalization, democratization and development. The study aims to describe elites' political culture and centers of influence, as well as Jordan's viability of achieving higher developmental levels. Survey results are presented. The study argues that the Jordanian regime remains congruent with elites' political culture and other patterns of authority within the elite strata. However, until this "cautious liberal" political culture of Jordanian elites changes, a transitional movement cannot arise that would lead Jordan towards greater liberalism, constitutionalism and development. The study concludes with implications for transitional movements in other developing countries, particularly in the Arab region.
Huneidi, Laila, "The Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes of Elites in Jordan towards Political, Social, and Economic Development" (2014). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2017.