The Human Security Discourse in Jordan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 3)


Constraints on human security in Jordan are many. Demographic trends and an urbanization rate of 79 % makes cities such as Amman especially hard to manage. Inhabitants are confronted with insufficient and substandard housing, growing criminality, and pollution. In the face of the growing population and a 12.7 % unemployment rate, Jordan’s national income is not growing quickly enough to prevent a deterioration of living standards. We shall investigate whether the lack of human security has motivated Jordanians to ‘fight over or to put their lives and property at great risk’.


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