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Democracy in Modern Iran
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“The author convincingly argues for a view of democracy based not on ‘objective logic,’ but rather on pragmatic lines...[Mirsepassi] does deliver a variety of useful perspectives on the nature of the contemporary hostility.”

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface: “Where Is My Vote?”
  2. pp. ix-xv
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  1. Introduction: Democracy and Culture
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1. The Origins of Secularism in Europe
  2. pp. 25-47
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  1. 2. Modern Visions of Secularism
  2. pp. 49-63
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  1. 3. A Critical Understanding of Modernity
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. 4. Intellectuals and Democracy
  2. pp. 81-101
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  1. 5. Religious Intellectuals
  2. pp. 103-124
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  1. 6. Alireza Alavi-Tabar and Political Change
  2. pp. 125-147
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  1. 7. The Predicaments of Iranian Public Intellectuals
  2. pp. 149-168
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  1. 8. An Intellectual Crisis in Iran
  2. pp. 169-184
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  1. Conclusion: Modernity and Its Traditions
  2. pp. 185-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-217
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 219
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