Trajectory Papers

How and Why Has the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan Changed since 2011?

Neven Bondokji and Mohammad Abu Rumman (Academic Advisor of Politics and society Institute)

In the wake of the Arab Spring, many younger members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan left the movement, especially after 2015, establishing new political parties due to ideological shifts over the nature of the state and questions of civil liberties. Four factors influenced this transformation: identity crisis, the movement’s organizational rigidity, members’ personal experiences during and after the uprisings, and a growing desire to separate political campaigning from religious outreach.

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