Contemporary Iran

Contemporary Iran

Economy, Society, Politics

Book - 2009
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Iran's geographical location, its oil, its nuclear program, its volatile political landscape, its espousal of militant Islam, all combine to make it a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative isolation, there is a shortage of hard information abouttoday's Iran. In this volume, an imposing roster of both internationally renowned Iranian scholars and rising young Iranian academics offer essays - many based on recent fieldwork - on the nature and evolution of Iran's economy, significant aspects of Iran's changing society, and the dynamics of itsdomestic and international politics since the 1979 revolution, focusing particularly on the post-Khomeini period. The book will be of great interest not only to Iran specialists, but also to scholars of comparative politics, democratization, social change, politics in the Muslims world, and MiddleEastern studies.
Publisher: Oxford, UK :, Oxford University Press,, 2009
ISBN: 9780195378498
Branch Call Number: 306.0955 CON
Characteristics: xxiv, 376 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gheissari, Ali 1954-- Editor

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