New Analysis: Civil Society and Public Freedom in Jordan
July 14, 2009
Freedom House Project Director Sameer Jarrah argues that the Jordanian government has a security interest in encouraging the development of civic organizations, in a working paper published this month by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Civil Society and Public Freedom in Jordan: The Path of Democratic Reform analyzes public freedoms and points to the combination of state action and internal deficiencies within civic groups as the reason that democratic reform has stalled in recent years.
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