Based on twenty-five years of field research, Protesting Jordan examines protests as they are situated in the built environment, bringing together considerations of networks, spatial imaginaries, space and place-making, and political geographies at local, national, regional, and global scales. Schwedler considers the impact of time and temporality in the lifecycles of individual movements. Through a mixed interpretive methodology, this book illuminates the geographies of power and dissent and the spatial practices of protest and repression, highlighting the political stakes of competing narratives about Jordan’s past, present, and future.
The Arab uprisings of 2011–12 catalyzed a new wave of rigorous, deeply informed research on the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. In this volume, nearly fifty of the top political scientists of the region present the definitive overview of this pathbreaking turn. Its dozen chapters cover an exhaustive array of topics, including authoritarianism, protests and contentious politics, regional security, military institutions, conflict and violence, the political economy of development, Islamist movements, identity and sectarianism, public opinion, migration, and local politics.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition explores both the impact of recent events in shaping the region and the continuities with established patterns of political, economic, and social relations.