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Iran after the revolution : crisis of an islamic state /
edited by Saeed Rahnema and Sohrab Behdad.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1995.
description
xii, 292 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1850439052
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1995.
isbn
1850439052
catalogue key
1377044
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-279) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1996-03:
Written by a formidable team of Iranian academics now teaching in universities across the world, this is a perceptive, in-depth study of the current state of Iran's Islamic Republic (IR). In an extremely analytical and objective style, it draws on the experiences of those who experienced life under the revolution and before. It documents the inability of the IR to establish a viable economic system, difficulties with both oil policy and exchange rates, and the deterioration of medical education in Iranian universities. The authors suggest that the gradual defeat of Islamic ideas of social justice over 16 years has left the repressive cultural norms and their enforcement mechanisms as the only distinctive difference between the IR and other Third World autocracies. The book offers solid evidence for the losing battle the IR is fighting over women's rights and echoes current commentary that describes the rich irony of a younger generation in Iran, subject all its life to Islamic propaganda, which is nevertheless more defiant of Islamic norms than any other group. Pitched at a high intellectual level, the book's conclusions will be of interest even to general readers; those enticed by Islamic revivalism might well ponder the failures and heavy cost in life through execution, torture, and war brought on by the Islamic Republic of Iran before advocating its replication elsewhere. General; upper-division undergraduate through faculty. J. D. Stempel; University of Kentucky
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Table of Contents
Ideological and historical perspectives: from the white revolution to the Islamic revolution
state, political stability and property rights
competing Shi'i subsystems in contemporary Iran
State and economy: the post-revolutionary economic crisis
continuity and change in industrial policy
the oil sector after the revolution
the political economy of foreign exchange reform
Social policy and state legitimacy: regime legitimacy and high-school textbooks
health policy and medical education
the politics of nationality and ethnic diversity
public life and women's resistance
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