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Iran, Islam, and Democracy The Politics of Managing Change by Ali M. Ansari

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Published by Chatham House .
Written in English


  • International relations,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Iran,
  • Iraq,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Democratization,
  • Islam and politics,
  • Political culture

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8631900M
ISBN 101862031517
ISBN 109781862031517

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  Part I Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change 1. Introduction 3. Structure of the book 5. Sources 6. 1 Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Theoretical Contest 9. Iran, Islam and the 'secularisation thesis' Civil society and democratic development 2 The Polities of Managing Change A contested inheritance 27Author: Ali M. Ansari. “The Quest for Democracy in Iran is a book of immense erudition, yet it is also a work of passion and sympathy for the Iranian people. A rigorous and fair-minded assessment of the Pahlavi dynasty and the revolution under Khomeni, it will command the attention of the general public as well as scholars.”Cited by: Iran (Persian: ایران ‎ Irān [ʔiːˈɾɒːn] ()), also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران ‎ Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān [dʒomhuːˌɾije eslɒːˌmije ʔiːˈɾɒn]), is a country in Western Asia. With 83 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country. Calling code: +   This volume focuses primarily on the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy. It highlights the contribution of seven prominent pre- and post-revolutionary Iranian religious thinkers on the subject. Situating the discussion in its specific religious context, the book critically examines those elements that are usually referred to as democratic norms in Islamic .

Current developments in Iran are forcing a fundamental reassessment of the relationship between Islam and democracy and the processes of democratization in the Muslim : Ali M. Ansari. Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change [Ansari, Ali M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Iran, Islam and Democracy: Format: Hardcover. islam and democracy in iran In order to READ Online or Download Islam And Democracy In Iran ebooks in PDF, ePUB, Tuebl and Mobi format, you need to create a FREE account. We cannot guarantee that Islam And Democracy In Iran book is in the library, But if You are still not sure with the service, you can choose FREE Trial service. The surprise election of Hasan Rouhani in has refocused attention on the dynamics between Islam and democracy in Iran after the hiatus of the Ahmadinejad presidency. With comparisons being drawn between Rouhani and his predecessor, the late Reformist President Mohammad Khatami, there has never been a better time for a close look at the.

  Professor Hilal Khashan reviews a new book by Dr. Ibrahim Moussawi discussing the concept of Shia Islamic democracy in Iran. He argues that the Iranian regime is certainly democratic, though it does not correspond to Western notions of .   Iran, Islam, and Democracy The Politics of Managing Change, 2nd ed. by Ali M. Ansari London: Chatham House, pp. £/$ Reviewed by Michael RubinAuthor: Michael Rubin. Is Islam compatible with democracy? Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible? In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims--defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism--must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for /5. The book also delineates the intellectual component of the current reformist movement in Iran and sheds light on the challenges that the pro-democracy movement has to overcome. Excerpt At two junctures in their recent history, Iranian religious thinkers have been threatened by the hegemony of Western ideas and have felt compelled to reevaluate.