This research is a critical study for Jordanian parliamentary evolution and its impact on political reform in Jordan. We hypothesize a significant correlation between parliamentary development and democratization in Jordan. The study found that the Parliamentary institution, which represents the core of democracy in Jordan, is weak and lacking the ability to perform its main political duties. Researchers concluded that democracy in Jordan is in a status of stagnation. Since its formation in 1929 until 2019, parliament’s political power within the Jordanian political system remains substantially ineffective. The Executive Branch of government possess far more political power than the Legislative Branch of government. This fact that our research found negatively affects the credibility of the whole Jordanian political reform rhetoric. We use the descriptive analytical historic approach and content analysis of the legal provisions that govern the parliamentary development in Jordan.
Al-Momani, Mohammad; Al-Adwan, Khalid; and Bani Salameh, Mohammed Torki
"The Evolution of Jordan's Parliamentary Institution and the Impact on Political Reform: A Critical Review,"
Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب: Vol. 18:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/aauja/vol18/iss2/11