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Volume :45 Issue : 2 2017      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Municipality Elections in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 2013: A Study in the Geography of Elections

Auther : Mohammed Abdul gadder

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has adopted the Local Government Model since its establishment, and accordingly, the current study aims to analyze the municipal elections from a geographic perspective according to the prominent spatial and demographic constraints that left an imprint on the map of municipal departments and their distribution across the kingdom.The current study sheds light on the 2013 municipal elections and pinpoints the main challenges facing local governments and the municipal system in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The study also surveys the spatial distributions of constituencies, their characteristics, and the characteristics of voters and candidates. All relevant maps were produced using the GIS program.
The study came out with several findings, most important ofwhich, aretheincreasing awareness of the importance of municipal administration (government), the growingpublic participation and involvement in elections both in terms ofcandidacy and of casting votes, andthe lack of justice in administrative divisions and distribution ofseats and municipal districts. It alsosheds light on the municipal electoral experience which reinforcesdecentralization in local government.
Keywords: Constituencies, Administrative Divisions,      Geography of Elections Quota for women.

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