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Title: Nationalism in the Middle East : the development of Jordanian national identity since the disengagement of 1988
Author: Abdul-Hadi, Ahmad Omar Bahjat
ISNI:       0000 0004 5993 8423
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis attempts to explain the development of national identity in Jordan in the post-disengagement period since 1988. National identity in Jordan has come full circle with the announcement of the ‘Jordan First’ policy. The Jordan First policy was enunciated to put the interest of the country first over other influences that were perceived to be inimical to the development of a strong national identity. After the Second World War, Jordan was still unsure of its national identity and its place in the Middle East state system. The rise of nationalism as one of the chief ideological instruments in many cases in the region soon found traction in Jordan as well, and led the country’s authorities to apply nationalism to the development of the national identity. Nationalism has become one of the primary dynamics for the development of national identity in Jordan. Within the context provided, this thesis, thus, explains the evolution of nationalism in Jordan and its impact on identity politics in the post-disengagement period since 1988.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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