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Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics
     

Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

by Ali Gheissari
 

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ISBN-10: 0195378490

ISBN-13: 9780195378498

Pub. Date: 04/02/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Iran is a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative diplomatic isolation and the partisan nature of conflicting accounts voiced by different interest groups both inside and outside the country, there is a shortage of hard information about the scale and depth of social change in today's Iran. In this volume, and

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Iran is a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative diplomatic isolation and the partisan nature of conflicting accounts voiced by different interest groups both inside and outside the country, there is a shortage of hard information about the scale and depth of social change in today's Iran. In this volume, and imposing roster of both internationally renowned Iranian scholars and rising young Iranian academics offer contributions--many based on recent fieldwork--on the nature and evolution of Iran's economy, significant aspects of Iran's changing society, and the dynamics of its domestic and international politics since the 1979 revolution, focusing particularly on the post-Khomeini period. The book will be of great interest not only to Iran specialists, but also to scholars of comparative politics, democratization, social change, politics in the Muslim world, and Middle Eastern studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195378498
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Ali Gheissari
Part One: Economy
1. The Oil Wealth and Economic Growth in Iran, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
2. The Urban Provincial Periphery in Iran: Revolution and War in Ramhormoz, Kaveh Ehsani
3. Nimble Fingers No Longer! Women's Employment in Iran, Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani
Part Two: Society
4. Religion, Women, and Political Agency in Iran, Shahla Haeri
5. Who Will Catch me if I Fall? Health and the Infrastructure of Risk for Urban Young Iranians, Pardis Mahdavi
6. From Punishment to Harm Reduction: Resecularization of Addiction in Contemporary Iran, Amir-Arsalan Afkhami
7. Iran's New Scientific Community, Farhad Khosrokhavar
Part Three: Politics
8. Constitutional Implications of Current Political Debates in Iran, Saïd Amir Arjomand
9. New Conservative Politics and Electoral Behavior in Iran, Ali Gheissari and Kaveh-Cyrus Sanandaji
10. Ethnicity and Religious Minority Politics in Iran, Nayereh Tohidi
11. Iran's Regional Policies since the End of the Cold War, Anoushiravan Ehteshami
12. Iran's Persian Gulf Policy in the Post-Saddam Era, Mohsen M. Milani
Index

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