Abstract

Abstract:

Popular policy accounts of Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate (GID) commonly detach it from the country's history, society, and political economy. By isolating and focusing on the GID's role as protector of the monarchy, one loses sight of other important effects of its historical evolution. This article explores the GID's origins in the late 1960s and 1970s and how it has evolved. It positions Jordan's security services as institutional and political- economic actors contributing to the decline of the Jordanian public sector and the emergence of a fiscal crisis.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1940-3461
Print ISSN
0026-3141
Pages
pp. 242-262
Launched on MUSE
2019-07-31
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.