Date of Award

Spring 5-1990

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Emory C. Bogle


This thesis is an analysis of the public relations campaign of the Jordanian government with respect to its major economic development projects. It surveys the tourism, agriculture, mining and manufacturing, baking and finance, and commercial aviation sectors. The chapters trace the evolution, planning and development of each sector. The procedure entailed a thorough analysis of development and tourist literature published by the Jordanian Ministry of Information, the Jordan Information Bureau, and the Jordan National Planning Council, along with pronouncements by Jordanian officials and reports in the Jordanian press, concurrent with an investigation of each sector using scholarly sources--books, journal articles, paper presented at international conferences, Joint Publications Research Reports, as well as press reports. This analysis led to the conclusion that Jordan, a small nation of 2.5 million people without substantial quantities of oil or other natural resources, made dramatic progress in each sector during the decades of the 1970s and 1980s, while the government of Jordan characterized the country as an open, progressive nation with a free-enterprise economy and a stable political system, steeped with a long historical heritage, with the aim of attracting tourists, foreign and domestic investors, and international business to Jordan.

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