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From Resilience to RevolutionHow Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East$
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Sean Yom

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175647

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.001.0001

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Recurrent Tensions and Tenuous Survival under Hashemite Rule

Recurrent Tensions and Tenuous Survival under Hashemite Rule

(p.181) 8 Recurrent Tensions and Tenuous Survival under Hashemite Rule
From Resilience to Revolution

Sean L. Yom

Columbia University Press

This chapter traces how Jordan continued along its pathway of geopolitical subsidization and tenuous survival. Extending the postconflict dynamics first seen after 1957, the ruling autocracy continually reconfigured the budding Jordanian state by mobilizing an ethnocratic coalition with the dual purpose of protecting Transjordanian supporters and suppressing Palestinian interests. The 1964 entry of the PLO and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War accelerated this process while also creating more Palestinian opposition to the regime. Since then, a costly pattern of tenuous survival has taken hold, one subsidized by international (and usually American) support.

Keywords:   Hashemite, Palestinian, Transjordanian, Black September, Crisis, riots

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