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Iran : the legacy of the Islamic Revolution /
Morris M. Mottale.
imprint
Lanham : University Press of America, c2011.
description
74 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0761856048, 9780761856047
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imprint
Lanham : University Press of America, c2011.
isbn
0761856048
9780761856047
contents note
Introduction -- The evolution of the regime: Khamenei, Rafsanjani, Khatami and Adhmadinejad -- The rise of the new class -- Iran's international relations under clerical rule -- Conclusion.
abstract
"This book analyzes the impact of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and explores Ayatollah Khomeini's role in shaping the evolution of Iran's political system. Iran: The Legacy of the Islamic Revolution delves into the political perspectives guiding Ayatollah Khomeini and his supporters in the formation of a utopian Shiite Islamic society. This idealistic society eventually clashed with the demands of the modern world and the aspirations and expectations of new Iranian generations. The failure of Iranian learned classes and intellectuals in formulating a model of societal development explains many of the ongoing political and social conflicts in present-day Iran. This unsuccessful movement is also directly related to the struggle for a representative government that complies with Iranians' aspirations for a more liberal society."
catalogue key
8393601
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Morris M. Mottale is professor of international relations and comparative politics and chair of the Department of Political Science at Franklin College, Switzerland. His main teaching and research interests lie in international relations, comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, international political economy, strategic studies, energy, and mass communication. He has taught in the United States, Canada, and England and has been a research scholar at universities across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, including the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His publications include several articles and reviews on international and Middle Eastern politics, as well as several monographs and books.
Summaries
Long Description
This book analyzes the impact of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and explores Ayatollah Khomeini's role in shaping the evolution of Iran's political system. Iran: The Legacy of the Islamic Revolution delves into the political perspectives guiding Ayatollah Khomeini and his supporters in the formation of a utopian Shiite Islamic society. This idealistic society eventually clashed with the demands of the modern world and the aspirations and expectations of new Iranian generations. The failure of Iranian learned classes and intellectuals in formulating a model of societal development explains many of the ongoing political and social conflicts in present-day Iran. This unsuccessful movement is also directly related to the struggle for a representative government that complies with Iranians' aspirations for a more liberal society.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Evolution of the Regime: Khamenei, Rafsanjani, Khatami and Ahmadinejadp. 9
The Rise of the New Classp. 29
Iran's International Relations Under Clerical Rulep. 41
Conclusionp. 59
A Note On Sources, Bibliography, and Transliterationp. 65
Selected Bibliographyp. 67
Indexp. 73
About the Authorp. 75
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