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Democracy in modern Iran

Ali Mirsepassi

Democracy in modern Iran

Islam, culture, and political change

by Ali Mirsepassi

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAli Mirsepassi
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS318.825 .M575 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24490233M
ISBN 100814795641
ISBN 109780814795644
LC Control Number2009049625
OCLC/WorldCa488731960

De La Démocratie en Amérique (French pronunciation: [dəla demɔkʁasi ɑ̃n‿ameˈʁik]; published in two volumes, the first in and the second in ) is a classic French text by Alexis de title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution Author: Alexis de Tocqueville. Iran: A Modern History. By Abbas Amanat. Yale University Press; 1, pages; $ To be published in Britain in January; £ ABBAS AMANAT is an authority on Iranian culture and political history.

Modern democracy in many ways is the opposite of ancient democracy. Modern democracy requires that there must be a constitution, that there must be equality before the law, there must be individual rights and liberties, there must be civil rights and liberties, there must be human rights and there must be the rule of law to enforce those rights and liberties.   Iran’s constitution attempted to bring together these two notions of republican governance and religious authority. It mentions the word “democracy” only once – in the preamble. The constitution notes that the Islamic revolution reflects “an attempt, also made by other Islamic and democratic movements, to open the way for the.

  The history of modern Iran is the history of a people battling tyranny. These tyrants were almost always propped up and funded by foreign powers. This suppression and distortion of legitimate democratic movements over the decades resulted in the revolution that brought the Iranian clerics to power, unleashing another tragic cycle of.   His most recent book is Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (). Abbas Amanat Talks About His Book, Iran: A Modern History - .


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In Democracy in Modern Iran, Ali Mirsepassi maintains that it is possible, demonstrating that Islam is not inherently hostile to the idea of democracy.

Rather, he provides new perspective on how such a political and social transformation could take place, arguing that the key to understanding the integration of Islam and democracy lies in concrete social institutions rather than pre-conceived ideas, the every Cited by: Democracy in Iran provides a good base to dive deeper into understanding the political history of Iran.

The book covers the major events in Iran's past, focusing more on the last two centuries. If you are interested in Iran this book is a great place to start and quite a complement to Polk's, Understanding by: 7. Mirsepassi, an Iranian native, provides a rare inside look into the country, offering a deep understanding of how Islamic countries like Iran and Iraq can and will embrace acy in Modern Iran challenges readers to think about Islam and democracy critically and in a far more nuanced way than is done in black-and-white dichotomies of Islam vs.

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In this Book. Additional Information. Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change; Ali Mirsepassi, 0, 0 ; Book; Published by: NYU Press; Democracy in modern Iran book View Citation; summary “The author convincingly argues for a view of democracy based not on ‘objective logic.

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.

Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change (New York University Press) begins with a synoptic history of Western philosophical approaches to the concept of secularism that seems.

Mirsepassi, an Iranian native, provides a rare inside look into the country, offering a deep understanding of how Islamic countries like Iran and Iraq can and will embrace democracy.

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This book looks at the political history of Iran in the modern era, and offers an in-depth analysis of the prospects for democracy to flourish there.

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Democracy in Modern Iran challenges readers to think about Islam and democracy critically and in a far more nuanced way than is done in black-and-white dichotomies of Islam vs. Democracy, or Iran vs. the West. Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change - New York University Press.

Book Review: Democracy in Modern Iran. Jp.m. Nader Hashemi in Democracy: A Journal of Ideas reviews Ali Mirsepassi's Democracy in Modern Iran. Public displays of dissent have a long tradition in Iran, and there is a liberal streak in Iran's intelligentsia.

These are the building blocks of a cooperative US democratization. The Constitutional Revolution of launched Iran as a pioneer in a broad-based movement to establish democratic rule in the non-Western world.

In a book that provides essential context for understanding modern Iran, Fakhreddin Azimi traces a century of struggle for the establishment of representative government. The Road to Democracy in Iran, Ganji's first book in English, demonstrates his lifelong commitment to human rights and democracy.

A passionate call for universal human rights and the right to democracy from a Muslim perspective, it lays out the goals and means of Iran's democracy movement, why women's rights trump some interpretations of Islamic law, and how the West can help promote democracy in. Democracy has remained an elusive concept and ideal for which countless Iranian intellectuals for over a century have unsuccessfully struggled.

Different forces in different periods of contemporary Iranian history have hampered the attainment of this long-desired : Saeed Rahnema.

Get this from a library. Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change. [Ali Mirsepassi] -- Can Islamic societies embrace democracy. In Democracy in Modern Iran, Ali Mirsepassi maintains that it is possible, demonstrating that Islam is not inherently hostile to the idea of democracy.

-Burak Ozcetin,Political Studies Review "Democracy in Modern Iran, however, is much more than simply a commentary on Iranian politics.

In essence, it is a work of comparative political theory that examines the relationship between culture and democracy."-Democracy: A Journal of Ideas Read more.The greatest favor we can do for democracy activists in Iran, as well as in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf and the dictatorships that dot North Africa, is withdraw our troops from the region and begin.I am Ali, Citizen of Iran and the World, Goodwill Ambassador to all Iranians and Mankind, the Voice of Freedom.

Over 40 years ago we the people of Iran were fooled by a man named Ayatollah were promised freedom and democracy, but all they delivered was the new kingdom of Ayatollah with that, we were introduced to war, poverty, and corruption.