Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

by Ali Gheissari
     
 

Iran's geographical location, its oil, its nuclear program, its volatile political landscape, its espousal of militant Islam, all combine to make it a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative isolation, there is a shortage of hard information about today's Iran. In this volume, an imposing roster of both internationally… See more details below

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Iran's geographical location, its oil, its nuclear program, its volatile political landscape, its espousal of militant Islam, all combine to make it a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative isolation, there is a shortage of hard information about today's Iran. In this volume, an imposing roster of both internationally renowned Iranian scholars and rising young Iranian academics offer essays - 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 Muslims world, and Middle Eastern studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195378481
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(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. Constructional 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
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