Religious Statecraft: The Politics of Islam in Iran

Religious Statecraft: The Politics of Islam in Iran

by Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231183666
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Columbia Studies in Middle East Politics
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 817,941
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar is an assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and a fellow at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Politics of Islam
1. The Factional Causes and Religious Consequences of Politics
2. A Shi’a Theory of the State
3. The “Islamic” Revolution
4. Institutionalizing Velayat-e Faqih
5. The Hostage Crisis: The Untold Account of the Communist Threat
6. Religion and Elite Competition in the Iran–Iraq War
7. The Metamorphosis of Islamism After the War
8. The Factional Battle Over Khomeini’s Velayat-e Faqih
9. Media, Religion, and the Green Movement
10. Historical Revisionism and Regional Threats
11. The Domestic Sources of Nuclear Politics

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