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date: 17 October 2019

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This article examines the changing role of Jordan’s largest and most organized political party, the Islamic Action Front (IAF). It begins by tracing the history and development of the IAF. It then discusses its acceptance of democratic principles such as alternation of power, popular sovereignty, separation of powers, and judicial independence, along with a reduced emphasis on  Shari`ah  law. It also considers the IAF’s policies on economics, education, foreign affairs, and the role of women, as well as its relations with secular and liberal parties.

Keywords: Islamic Action Front, political parties, Jordan, democracy, economics, education, foreign affairs, secular parties, liberal parties

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