The Struggle for the State in Jordan: The Social Origins of Alliances in the Middle East

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Why do the states of the Arab world seem so unstable? Why do alliances between them and with outside powers change? Jamie Allinson argues that the answer lies in the expansion of global capitalism in the Middle East. Drawing out the unexpected way in which Jordan's Bedouin tribes became allied to the British Empire in the twentieth century, and the legacy of this for the international politics of the Middle East, he challenges the existing views of the region. Using the example of Jordan, this book traces the social bases ...

The Struggle for the State in Jordan: The Social Origins of Alliances in the Middle East 2016, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781784532307

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