Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic

Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic

by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231700474

ISBN-13: 9780231700474

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Why is Iran continuously in the news? How has the Islamic Republic developed ideologically since the 1979 revolution? What are the best ways of comprehending the country at this critical juncture in its history? These are some of the questions at the heart of Arshin Adib-Moghaddam's book, which offers novel methodological and theoretical insights in explaining the

Overview

Why is Iran continuously in the news? How has the Islamic Republic developed ideologically since the 1979 revolution? What are the best ways of comprehending the country at this critical juncture in its history? These are some of the questions at the heart of Arshin Adib-Moghaddam's book, which offers novel methodological and theoretical insights in explaining the foreign relations and domestic politics of post-revolutionary Iran. From the nuclear issue, to the perpetual stand-off with the United States, from the future of Iranian democracy to Iranian-Arab relations, from American neo-conservatism to Islamic utopian-romanticism, from Avicenna to Ayatollah Khomeini, the author guides the reader through the complexities that bedevil our understanding of contemporary Iran. In exposing the limitations of mainstream representations of the country and the wider Muslim world, Iran in World Politics makes a powerful case for 'critical Iranian studies', for a new system of thought that pluralises both the way we see Iran, and the international politics enveloping the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231700474
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Series:
Columbia/Hurst Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction: The Question of the Islamic Republic     1
Islamic Utopian Romanticism and the Foreign Policy Culture of Iran     31
Inventions of the Iran-Iraq War and the Myth of Endemic 'Persian-Arab' Enmity     83
Iranian-American Encounters: The Islamic Republic in the Neoconservative Mind     123
Iran's Pluralistic Momentum and the Future of Iranian Democracy     155
In Place of a Conclusion: Towards Critical Iranian Studies     185
Notes     195
Bibliography     243
Index     265

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