State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity (Paperback)
  • State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity (Paperback)
zoom

State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity (Paperback)

(author)
£30.00
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 08/09/1999
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
The rise of a public sphere in Jordan after 1988 has deeply shaped its domestic and foreign policies as well as its national identity. This highly original study-the first application of Habermasian public sphere theory to international relations-explores the relationship among identity, interests, and foreign policy, employing contemporary Jordan to explore the changing dynamics of the Arab regional system. Going beyond regime- and state-centered models employed by most political scientists, Lynch emphasizes the print media as a barometer of public opinion-one that affects the decision-making of political leaders. State Interests and Public Spheres looks at the four pivotal events that have defined Jordan's place in the emerging Middle Eastern order-the nation's 1988 severing of ties with the West Bank, its peace treaty with Israel, its decision not to join the coalition against Iraq during the Gulf crisis in 1990, and its subsequent resolution to turn against Iraq in 1995. Drawing from Arabic-language newspapers and interviews in the region, Lynch reinterprets the transition to democracy in Jordan, the relationship between "Jordanians" and Jordanian citizens of Palestinian origin, and the nature of civil society in Jordan.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231113236
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The depth of research for this book is simply superb, and the text of the empirical chapters demonstrates this while still flowing smoothly and cogently...For the empirical detail alone, this book should be required reading for all students of Jordanian politics." -- Middle East Journal "

You may also be interested in...

Inventing the Individual
Added to basket
The Conquest of Bread
Added to basket
Utopia
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
A Discourse on Inequality
Added to basket
The Politics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Added to basket
Rights of Man
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Introducing Political Philosophy
Added to basket
The Clash Of Civilizations
Added to basket
The Politics Book
Added to basket
DK
£18.99
Hardback
Common Sense
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
On Liberty
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Prince
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.