Conclusion: The Field and Process of Minoritisation in Jordan

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Among the originating sparks for this book is the empirical observation that, on the basis of different rationales and concerns, Jordanians often refuse to speak about their country’s diversity in terms of national and political minorities. Jordanians’ avoidance of this concept and its removal from the public dialogue has found resonance in the Hashemites’ identity self- and national narrative as much as in the Jordanian constitution, the country’s official census (that continues to avoid documenting the popu- lations according to ethnicity and religion) and the state’s legal norms pertaining to Jordanians’ rights and duties. The same could be said when looking at how each of the various demographic, political, religious or ethnic minority group examined in this volume describe the relationshipthat they entertain with the Jordanian fabric and seek their place in the country’s history.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteMinorities and State-Building in the Middle East. The Case of Jordan
Numero di pagine12
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021


  • Jordan
  • Middle East politics
  • Minorities
  • Minoritisation
  • State-building


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