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José Ciro Martínez


Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread? The Politics of Flour in Hashemite Jordan

[Various breads laid out at a local bakery in Amman, Jordan. Image by José Ciro Martínez]

The recently concluded winter storm recovery efforts provided the Jordanian regime with a welcome respite from the array of issues that currently occupy center stage in public debates. These include—but are not limited to—the Syrian refugee crisis, parliamentary corruption, and proposed “political reforms.” Nevertheless, there is another issue that eludes the notice of journalists and analysts, one significantly more sensitive than the topics capturing daily headlines. As ...

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José Ciro Martínez


José Ciro Martínez is a PhD student in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambrdige. He is currently conducting research in Amman, Jordan on a Fulbright Fellowship. His interests include theories of identity and culture (especially nationalism and religion), as well as the political economy of development and authoritarianism. His current project focuses on the impact of recent economic reforms and the politics of food subsidies in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.