June 11, 2012

This book came to shed light on the reality of Jordanian women and their role in society and their participation in all political life, and to explore the trends of Jordanian citizens towards their participation in all forms of political life, after four years of the democratic process that began in Jordan with the parliamentary elections in 1989. In its first chapters, four, presented a theoretical conceptual framework for studying the position of women in society, the factors affecting their position and their participation in politics in general, and a presentation, as well, of the political reality of Jordanian women at various levels of political life in the executive and legislative authority, political parties and higher administration, and summarized The fourth chapter is the most important findings of the field study that took place prior to the recent parliamentary elections, especially measuring the attitudes of Jordanian citizens regarding women’s political capabilities, acceptable forms of their political participation, the quota as an entry point for women to enter parliament, and finally, the obstacles that Jordanians seeA reason why women did not enter political life in Jordan.

In the last chapter of the book, I presented a forward-looking view in which I reviewed the most important policies necessary to activate and increase women’s participation in political life in Jordan.