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This volume provides an unparalleled and timely look at political, social, economic, and ideological dynamics in contemporary Iran. Through chapters on social welfare and privatization, university education, the role and authority of the Supreme Leader, the rule of law, the evolving electoral system, and the intense debate over human rights within and outside the regime, the contributors offer a comprehensive overview of Iranian politics. Their case studies reveal a society whose multiple vectors of contestation, negotiation, and competition are creating possibilities for transformation that are yet to be realized but whose outcome will affect the Islamic Republic, the region, and relations with the United States.

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  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Half title, Series editor, Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Note on Transliteration
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Politics of Contention and Conciliation in Iran’s Semiautocracy
  2. Daniel Brumberg, Farideh Farhi
  3. pp. 1-34
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  1. Part I. The Contested Terrain
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. 1. Factionalism, Privatization, and the Political Economy of Regime Transformation
  2. Payam Mohseni
  3. pp. 37-69
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  1. 2. Social Welfare Policies and the Dynamics of Elite and Popular Contention
  2. Kevan Harris
  3. pp. 70-100
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  1. 3. Education as Public Good or Private Resource: Accommodation and Demobilization in Iran’s University System
  2. Shervin Malekzadeh
  3. pp. 101-132
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  1. Part II. Institutional Evolution
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. 4. The Office of the Supreme Leader: Epicenter of a Theocracy
  2. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Kourosh Rahimkhani
  3. pp. 135-165
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  1. 5. Electoral Politics, Power, and Prospects for Reform
  2. Yasmin Alem
  3. pp. 166-192
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  1. Part III. Political and Ideological Challenges
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. 6. The Rule of Law and Conflict in the Reform Era
  2. Mehrangiz Kar, Azadeh Pourzand
  3. pp. 195-223
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  1. 7. The Green Movement and Political Change in Iran
  2. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
  3. pp. 224-250
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  1. 8. “This Government Is Neither Islamic nor a Republic”: Responses to the 2009 Postelection Crackdown
  2. Shadi Mokhtari
  3. pp. 251-282
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  1. Epilogue
  2. Daniel Brumberg, Farideh Farhi
  3. pp. 283-292
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 293-306
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 307-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-318
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253020796
Related ISBN
9780253020680
MARC Record
OCLC
947083469
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-12
Language
English
Open Access
No
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