Politics And Change In Alkarak, Jordan: A Study Of A Small Arab Town And Its District, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Politics And Change In Alkarak, Jordan

A Study Of A Small Arab Town And Its District, 1st Edition

By Peter Gubser

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191 pages

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Description

When Politics and Change in AI-Karak, Jordan first appeared in 1985, it was part of a sparse, but growing, literature about intermediate-level politics in the Arab Middle East. A number of works had been written on national politics, focused primarily on the capital and national institutions and figures. It was an attempt to look below the national level of politics, but in a context larger than the confines of a village or a single tribe.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Encore Edition -- Introduction -- Environment, History, and Economics -- Fabric of the Traditional Political Society -- Dynamics of the Traditional Political Society -- Fabric of the Contemporary Political Society -- Dynamics of the Contemporary Political Society -- Conclusion: Change and Integration in the Political System -- Appendices

About the Author

Peter Gubser (D.Phil., Oxford; MA, American University of Beirut; BA, Yale) is President, ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) and the author of numerous books and articles on Jordan and the Middle East, including Jordan: Crossroads of Middle Eastern Events and Politics and Change in Al-Karak, Jordan. His current position involves him deeply in social and economic development issues of the region as well as in the relations among the major participants in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL059000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies