The State from Below: Local Governance Practices in Jordan

Journal for Economic and Social Studies

Journal for Economic and Social Studies

Malika Bouziane – 2010

This paper explores how the local level – as a space – is contested, and how processes of struggle between different forces that interact and intersect at the local level affect the transformation of the state from below. Based on the assumption that state power does not simply emerge fully formed due to its statist formation, the paper aims to overcome the conventionally assumed dichotomy between state and society. An in-depth analysis of practices of various agents and agencies in Jordan illustrates the dynamics of state-society relations. By elaborating on how their strategies and practices overlap, reinforce or cancel each other out, the paper elaborates on how the context of local governance is (re)constructed and (re)shaped.

Titel
The State from Below: Local Governance Practices in Jordan
Verlag
International Burch University
Ort
Sarajevo
Schlagwörter
MENA – Region, Staatlichkeit, Lokale Akteure, Demokratie, Teilprojekt B6
Datum
2010
Kennung
ISSN 1986-8502 (online), ISSN 1986-8499 (Hardback)
Erschienen in
Journal for Economic and Social Studies, 12 (1), 33-61
Sprache
eng
Art
Text