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Is the EU serious about democracy in Jordan?
Is the EU serious about democracy in Jordan?
Political reform in Jordan, initiated with much fanfare in 1989 has not lived up to expectations. In fact, the last five years have seen significant reversals.
Saturday, September 27,2008 15:54
by Ana Echagüe, Fride

Political reform in Jordan, initiated with much fanfare in 1989 has not lived up to expectations. In fact, the last five years have seen significant reversals.

 

Nevertheless, international actors, who in theory have a significant amount of leverage in the country, given its dependence on foreign aid, are unlikely to push for any significant reforms which might cause instability in a country viewed as an important ally against terrorism and a key player in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

The EU"s record in promoting human rights through its foreign policy is mixed and marred by inconsistencies, contradictions and questionable motives. In the case of Jordan, the partnership building approach seems not to have succeeded in "socialising" Jordanian counterparts through persuasion; rather it is characterised by indulgence or, some would say, connivance with a nondemocratic regime. The deference shown to the regime has limited any potential success in the area of political reform with the most positive achievement being the establishment of a political dialogue and a sub-committee on democracy and human rights.

 

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