Journals Higher Education

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24 July 2009

232 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195396966


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Democracy in Iran

History and the Quest for Liberty

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

In this book, Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr look at the political history of Iran in the modern era, and offer an in-depth analysis of the prospects for democracy to flourish there. After having produced the only successful Islamist challenge to the state, a revolution, and an Islamic Republic, Iran is now poised to produce a genuine and indigenous democratic movement in the Muslim world. Democracy in Iran is neither a sudden development nor a western import, and Gheissari and Nasr seek to understand why democracy failed to grow roots and lost ground to an autocratic Iranian state.

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