Leavening Neoliberalization’s Uneven Pathways: Bread, Governance and Political Rationalities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Martínez, José Ciro
Taylor & Francis
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Martínez, J. C. (2016). Leavening Neoliberalization’s Uneven Pathways: Bread, Governance and Political Rationalities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Mediterranean Politics https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.4887
Techniques of governance in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan do not follow a single or unifying logic. Despite a more than decade-long shift towards a neoliberal orientation, market-disciplinary policies coincide with important exceptions. This article employs a modified variegated neoliberalization approach to explore one such exception. Specifically, it analyzes the recent debate over the country’s bread subsidy to elucidate key elements of Jordan’s socio-economic transformation. The persistence of this long-standing welfare program is linked to the uneven pathways of Jordanian neoliberalization and two potent political rationalities imbricated in this process.
neoliberalism, Jordan, bread, welfare, political rationality, authoritarianism
Research was funded by the Fulbright Program and the American Center of Oriental Research.
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.4887
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