Power and Change in Iran

Power and Change in Iran : Politics of Contention and Conciliation

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This volume provides an unparalleled and timely look at political, social, economic, and ideological dynamics in contemporary Iran. Through chapters on social welfare and privatization, university education, the role and authority of the Supreme Leader, the rule of law, the evolving electoral system, and the intense debate over human rights within and outside the regime, the contributors offer a comprehensive overview of Iranian politics. Their case studies reveal a society whose multiple vectors of contestation, negotiation, and competition are creating possibilities for transformation that are yet to be realized but whose outcome will affect the Islamic Republic, the region, and relations with the United States.show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.8mm | 422g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 7 b&w illus., 2 tables
  • 025302076X
  • 9780253020765
  • 1,702,090

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This volume provides an overview of political, social, economic and ideological trends in Iran, touching on topics including education, the role of the Supreme Leader, the rule of law and human rights. Vol. 59, 2 2017 * Survival *show more

About Daniel Brumberg

Daniel Brumberg is Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University and a Special Advisor to the United States Institute of Peace. His books include Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran, Moyen Orient: L'Enjeu Democratique, and Islam and Democracy in the Middle East (coedited with Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner). Farideh Farhi is an Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her publications include States and Urban-Based Revolutions: Iran and Nicaragua.show more

Table of contents

Note on TransliterationIntroduction: Politics of Contention and Conciliation in Iran's Semi-AutocracyDaniel Brumberg and Farideh FarhiPART I. The Contested Terrain1. Economic Privatization, Factional Politics, and Regime TransformationPayam Mohseni2. Social Welfare Policies and the Dynamics of Elite and Popular ContentionKevan Harris3. Education as Public Good or Private Resource: Accommodation and Demobilization in Iran's University System. Shervin MalekzadehPART II. Institutional Evolution4. The Office of the Supreme Leader: Epicenter of a TheocracyMehrzad Boroujerdi and Kourosh Rahimkhani5. Electoral Politics, Power, and Prospects for ReformYasmin Alem PART III. Political and Ideological Challenges6. The Rule of Law and Conflict in the Reform EraMehrangiz Kar and Azadeh Pourzand7. The Green Movement and Political Change in IranFatemeh Haghighatjoo8. "This Government Is Neither Islamic nor a Republic": Responses to the 2009 Post-Election CrackdownShadi MokhtariEpilogueDaniel Brumberg and Farideh FarhiSelected BibliographyContributorsIndexshow more

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