The survival of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: why didn't Jordan take part in the Arab Spring?
Přežití Jordánského hášimovského království: proč se Jordánsko nezúčastnilo arabského jara?
diploma thesis (DEFENDED)
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences
International Security Studies
Department of International Relations
Date of defense
20. 6. 2019
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Fakulta sociálních věd
Arab Spring, Uprising, Regime Stability, Hashemite Regime, Foreign Aid, Monarchies, Alliances, Political Role, Regime-Society Contract
Analyzing the various factors that strengthened the Hashemite regime's stability during the spread of chaos caused by the Arab Spring is deemed important; even though the wave of the Arab Spring has ended, Jordan's economy is still suffering and the public is still demanding reform nonetheless, the Hashemite regime is untouched. This research will analyze the regime-society bond in light of the Arab Uprising that has undoubtedly assisted in the survival of the kingdom by creating a framework by which protesters unconsciously adhered to that entailed calls for political and economic reform to be initiated by the existing regime. Furthermore, the Hashemite's most powerful allies made sure to provide military and financial assistance to ensure the regime and the kingdoms remain secure and stable. However, such aid did not come without a price; it was critical for the Hashemite regime to balance between maintaining its coordinated strategies with its allies to maintain the close relations and maintaining its sovereignty and the foreign policies that serve national interests.