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The Big Society narrative
Timothy Heppell

businesses to set up and then run their own schools, free from local authority control (see Wright, 2012 ; Higham, 2014 ). Third, the National Citizen Service was established for 16- to 17-year-olds as a voluntary, personal and social development programme (see Mycock and Tonge, 2011 ; Mills and Waite, 2017 ). Fourth, the Big Society Bank was launched under the name Big Society Capital, as an independent social investment

in Cameron
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Jordan’s adjustment challenges amid local and regional change
Riad al Khouri and Emily Silcock

Jordan's Aqaba Special Economic Zone (something of a Jordanian investment flagship) and the opening of new opportunities for Jordan's exports to Saudi Arabia. Jordan then issued a new investment law to govern large-scale infrastructure and development projects that are open to Arab and foreign investment institutions, which would pave the way for major Saudi investment (Yom, 2017 ). Saudi Arabia's support to Jordan, despite modest apparent political changes, may be evidence that aid receipts from Riyadh might also have depended on economic factors, such as a change in

in Oil and the political economy in the Middle East