Iranian History and Politics: The Dialectic of State and Society [NOOK Book]

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This book contains the most detailed and comprehensive statement of Homa Katouzian's theory of arbitrary state and society in Iran, and its applications to Iranian history and politics, both modern and traditional. Every chapter is a study of its own specific topics while being firmly a part of the whole argument. The discussions include close comparisons with the history of Europe to demonstrate the diversities of the logic and sociology of Iranian history from their European counterparts. Being the first modern...
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Iranian History and Politics: The Dialectic of State and Society

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Overview

This book contains the most detailed and comprehensive statement of Homa Katouzian's theory of arbitrary state and society in Iran, and its applications to Iranian history and politics, both modern and traditional. Every chapter is a study of its own specific topics while being firmly a part of the whole argument. The discussions include close comparisons with the history of Europe to demonstrate the diversities of the logic and sociology of Iranian history from their European counterparts. Being the first modern theory of Iranian history, it is highly regarded by Iranian historians and social scientists, especially as it has helped to resolve many of the anomalies resulting from the application of traditional theories.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134430956
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Series: Routledge/BIPS Persian Studies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Homa Katouzian is a social scientist and literary critic. He has taught at various universities, including UCLA and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. An Associate Member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, his publications include State and Society in Iran (2000), Sadeq Hedayat: The Life and Legend of an Iranian Writer (1991), Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran (1990), The Political Economy of Modern Iran (1981) and Ideology and Method in Economics (1980).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Arbitrary rule: a theory of Iranian history and politics 1
1 The theory of arbitrary rule: status and implications 3
2 Towards a general theory of Iranian revolutions 16
3 Arbitrary rule: a comparative theory of state, politics and society in Iran 35
4 The Aridisolatic society: a model of long-term social and economic development in Iran 61
5 European liberalisms and modern concepts of liberty in Iran 77
6 Problems of democracy and the public sphere in modern Iran 101
Pt. II Arbitrary rule: applications to Iranian history and politics 115
7 Problems of political development in Iran: democracy, dictatorship or arbitrary government? 117
8 Liberty and licence in the constitutional revolution of Iran 134
9 The campaign against the Anglo-Iranian agreement of 1919 160
10 The revolt of Shaikh Mohammad Khiyabani 203
11 Iran's fiscal history and the nature of state and society in Iran 236
12 The execution of Amir Hasanak the vazir: some lessons for the historical sociology of Iran 250
Index 265
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