Iran, Islam And Democracy / Edition 2

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Revised, updated, and expanded, this new edition details political developments in Iran since the summer of 2000. In expanding on arguments outlined in the first edition, the book looks at the increasing polarity of views and the changing nature of "reformism" in light of successive setbacks and growing international tensions.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is a must... a thorough and readable analysis of the political and social dynamics and contradictions of Khatami's reform era." —Johannes Reissner, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin

"Ansari gives us a definitive account of the tribulations and triumphs of one of the most important democratic movements in the modern Middle East. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the Islamic Republic of Iran and its complexities and contradictions." —Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781862031517
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 10/24/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Ali M. Ansari is a professor in modern history with reference to the Middle East at St. Andrews University, Scotland, where he is also the founding director of the Institute for Iranian Studies. He is an associate fellow at Chatham House.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Introduction 1
1 Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Theoretical Context 7
2 The Politics of Managing Change 24
3 Revolution, Republic and War 40
4 Rafsanjani and the Ascendancy of the Mercantile Bourgeoisie 52
5 The Failure of the Mercantile Bourgeoisie Republic and the Election of Khatami 82
6 Contested Hegemonies and the Institutionalization of Power 110
7 The Dialectics of Reform 141
8 The Tide of Reform 176
9 Conclusion 218
Select Bibliography 224
Index 234
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