Ellen Lust

Ellen Lust is associate professor of political science at Yale University and associate editor of the new journalĀ Middle East Law and Governance.

April 2011, Volume 22, Issue 2

Jordan Votes: Election or Selection?

In late 2010, not long before seismic political change was to erupt across the Middle East, Jordan held parliamentary elections. Officials were eager to present these as a fresh start, but a closer look tells a different tale.