Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2009~2010
Research Topic The Survival Mechanism of Buffer State: Mutual Accommodation and Intervention between the Jordanian Government and Strong Social Forces
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
KAKENHI Grant No. 21730132
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person KIKKAWA Takuro
Details This study comprehensively analyzed why and how the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's monarchy had barely endured regional conflicts and economic crises in its six-decade history. This two year research project explored the background of Jordan's well-organized government and security network to secure order, focusing on its political system, diplomacy, state-society relations (particularly on the relationship between the government and some Islamic organizations), and national identity and elite formation within official nationalism.