Business as Usual?: Economic Reform in Jordan

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Lexington Books, 2003 - Business & Economics - 315 pages
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Since the Jordanian State's establishment in 1921, Jordan's economy has predominantly relied on the financial support of other countries. Such external funding, known as 'rent, ' was especially abundant between 1973 and 1989 when Jordan enjoyed an influx of petrodollars from the Gulf states. However, during the mid 1980's, sharply falling oil prices coupled with a cut off of Jordan's credit in world markets, created a budgetary crisis that severely threatened Jordan's distributive political economy. In her perspicacious examination, Katherine Blue Carroll explores the dynamic link between Jordan's business community and the state between 1983 and 2000, a period when declining rents and economic reform challenged the traditional rent-based economy. The Jordan case serves as a prime example of how state-business relations can be restructured to accommodate the demands of a market economy. By methodically examining the timing, content, and process of the change in state-business relations in Jordan, Carroll provides the scholarly community with a pertinent and valuable resource
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The History of StateBusiness Relations in Jordan
25
Silver Bullets
57
The Failure of Policy Change
79
Transjordanians and Palestinians
107
Business and Parliament
125
Jordans Business Associations
151
Access to Policymaking
177
Conclusion
265
Appendix 1
285
Appendix 2
287
Appendix 3
289
Appendix 4
291
Bibliography
293
Interviews
309
Index
313

Bureaucratic Reform
203
Assistance with Adjustment and Competitiveness
235
About the Author
317
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About the author (2003)

Katherine Blue Carroll is Assistant Dean at Vanderbilt University's College of Arts and Sciences.