In order to understand the process of democratization in Jordan, democracy must be first defined. Dahl’s definition of democracy requires a country to include the following for its citizens: inclusion, political equality, enlightened understanding, control of the agenda and effective participation (Dalton, Cain and Scarrow). Up to this point aside from having inclusion in the political process for all of its citizens, Jordan fails the other four of these five categories because its government is not responsive to its citizens. Authors of political science have claimed the Arab world as the only category in the world, ethnic, regional or religious, that is without a democratic government (Diamond). However, he claims attitudes are changing in the Middle East and this will cause democracy to form within the region. Diamond highlights economic development as a key driver for democracy because they... [continues]
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