The Quest for Democracy in Iran: A Century of Struggle against Authoritarian Rule

The Quest for Democracy in Iran: A Century of Struggle against Authoritarian Rule

by Fakhreddin Azimi
     
 

The Constitutional Revolution of 1906 launched Iran as a pioneer in a broad-based movement to establish democratic rule in the non-Western world. In a book that provides essential context for understanding modern Iran, Azimi traces a century of struggle for the establishment of representative government.See more details below

Overview

The Constitutional Revolution of 1906 launched Iran as a pioneer in a broad-based movement to establish democratic rule in the non-Western world. In a book that provides essential context for understanding modern Iran, Azimi traces a century of struggle for the establishment of representative government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674057067
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Note on Transliteration

Prologue: In Search of a National Covenant

Part I. Constituting a National Community (1906–1953)

1. Constitutional Trial and Error

2. Pahlavist Absolutism

3. Restoration of Parliamentary Politics

Part II. Authoritarian Supremacy: Consolidation and Collapse (1953–1979)

4. The Trajectories of Monarchism

5. Revolution: Chronicle of an Implosion

6. The Edifice and Emplacements of Royal Rule

7. Elective Affinities: Western Imperial Interests and Authoritarian Monarchy

8. The Architecture of Royalist Hegemony

9. A Culture of Confrontation

Part III. The Eclipse of Popular Sovereignty: Iran since 1979

10. The Unfolding of Clerical Rule: Oligarchy by Divine Right?

11. The Culture of Politics: The Presence and Absence of the Past

12. Predicaments and Prospects

Epilogue: The Resilience of Modernity

Abbreviations

Notes

Index

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