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Alex Schank


The Politics of Royal Pluralism in Jordan

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While the people have demanded the fall of their regimes in streets and squares across the Arab world this year, those regimes have offered a persistent, if predictable, reply: “the people just aren’t ready for us to go yet.” This accusation of unpreparedness has taken a few different forms in different contexts: “The people are too sectarian” (Bahrain and Syria); “too tribal” (Libya and Yemen); “too Islamist” (Egypt, Libya, Syria); “too underdeveloped,” “too radical” “too ...

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Alex Schank


Alex Schank is a candidate for a masters degree in Arab Studies and a Juris Doctor at Georgetown University.