Negotiating (Informal) Institutional Change: Understanding Local Politics in Jordan
Malika Bouziane – 2013
We insisted on establishing a consultative council because we, the shabāb (young people), are trying to induce change in the thinking of our family members. We demanded that we select someone educated because this person can better represent our interests. Young people are worried about their future and are fed up with the Shuyūkh making decisions on their behalf. Therefore, about fifteen young people joined together and developed guidelines for primary elections. The old Shuyūkh realized that internal opposition was too strong, so they had to accept.