The consolidation of Hashimite power in Jordan 1921-1946.
This dissertation seeks to analyse the founding of the state and
the characteristics of the emerging regime in mandate Transjordan.
In doing so, the thesis employs broadly a social forces approach.
The theoretical perspective is one of state formation and
political power. Special attention has been paid to identifying
and examining the power groups which existed prior to and during
the establishment of the state. The role of these power groups in
the politics of Transjordan, and the way in which they were
transformed by the consolidation of the state and the policies of
the regime are of special interest. The dissertation is also
particularly concerned with the attempts to establish both a loyal
elite to occupy the structures of the state and to forge a social
base for the regime.