Iran Politics Nonfiction Samih by P-TaylorFrancis


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Editor: Samih K. Farsoun
Editor: Mehrdad Mashayekhi
Table of Contents

Foreword Mansour Farsang 1. Introduction: Iran's political culture Samih K. Farsoun and Mehrdad
Mashayeki 2. Gharbzadegi: the dominant intellectual discourse of pre- and post-revolutionary Iran
Mehrzad Boroujerdi 3. Iran's Religious Establishment: the dialectics of politicization Mohammad Borghei
4. The Politics of Nationalism and Political Culture Mehrdad Mashayekhi 5. Islamic Man and Society in
the Islamic Republic of Iran Manoucher Parvin and Mostafa Vaziri 6. Shi'ism and the State in the
Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohsen Milani 7. Education and the Culture of Politics in the
Islamic Republic of Iran Rasool Nafisi 8. Islamizing Film Culture in Iran Hamid Nafici 9. Populism and
Corporatism in Post-Revolutionary Iranian Political Culture Manosher Dorraj 10. Power Politics and
Political Culture: US-Iran relations Thomas Ricks

Since the Islamic revolutionary movement overthrew the "Peacock Throne" (the Shah) in 1979 the Islamic
Republic has maintained its credibility and the loyalty of the people of Iran. It has survived an extremely
destructive war with Iraq, isolation from the West and the rest of the Middle East except Syria, and the
death of the Ayaltollah Khomeini.This book explores the social transformation of Iran in this period
stressing the importance of political culture and ideology. It argues that the systematic building of a
legitimate Islamic political culture is the key to the success of the regime.The authors of the book
address specific aspects of Iran's political culture within a general theoretical framework laid out in the
introduction. There is discussion of a wide range of topics ranging from the relationship of the individual to
society to "Westoxication", from Shi'ism to the Islamisation of film culture.

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