Iran after Khomeini / Edition 1

Iran after Khomeini / Edition 1

by Shireen T. Hunter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275942929

ISBN-13: 9780275942922

Pub. Date: 03/28/1992

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Three years after the departure of the Ayatollah Rouhallah Khomeini, Iran's political future remains uncertain. This volume explores the directions the Islamic regime and, more importantly, the Iranian society and nation are likely to take in the 1990s.

The study begins with a brief historical survey of Iran's political institutions, its sociocultural traits, and

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Three years after the departure of the Ayatollah Rouhallah Khomeini, Iran's political future remains uncertain. This volume explores the directions the Islamic regime and, more importantly, the Iranian society and nation are likely to take in the 1990s.

The study begins with a brief historical survey of Iran's political institutions, its sociocultural traits, and its economic and military conditions, as well as its foreign policy orientation at the time of the revolution. It follows with a summary of the political, social, and economic changes the Islamic revolution introduced. These serve as benchmarks against which to measure the changes and reforms of the last three years and provide a basis for sketching the potential future directions of Iran's domestic evolution and foreign relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275942922
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
The Washington Papers Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.54(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Author
Summary
Introduction1
1Constitutional and Political Issues6
Iran's Political System and Its Cultural Foundations in 19796
Iran's Islamic Constitution and Its Cultural and Ideological Basis14
Developments Following Constitutional Reform32
2The Military Establishment: Adapting to Peacetime46
Background and Developments since the Revolution46
The Role of the Military in Iranian Society and Politics50
The Size of the Military Establishment53
3The Economy: From Boom to Bust to What?56
Weaknesses of the Shah's Economic Policy56
Ideological Confusion: Impediment to Economic Planning and Development58
Islamic Economics: Is It Possible?61
The First Economic Development Plan65
Current Characteristics of the Economy67
Economic Prospects: Challenges and Assets74
Rafsanjani's Economic Policies and Plans80
4Culture and Society: Toward a New Islamo-Nationalist Synthesis?92
Relegitimizing Iranianism94
Rehabilitating Iran's Literary Figures95
Encouraging the Arts, Publishing, and Electronic Media95
Islamization of Education: Challenges of Modernity98
Research and Development100
5Foreign Relations: Continuity and Change101
Iran's Foreign Relations in 1979102
Developments after the Revolution106
The Transitional Period109
1981-1984: Radical Ascendancy and the Export of Revolution112
1984-1988: Continued Tug of War, Fluctuation, and Creeping Realism114
The Ayatollah Khomeini's Death and the Rafsanjani Presidency121
Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait: New Opportunities and Challenges for Iranian Foreign Policy126
Conclusions and Outlook139
Notes145
Index156

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