Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

Paperback | February 4, 2009

byAli Gheissari

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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.

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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 r...

Ali Gheissari is Professor of History at the University of San Diego and a Visiting Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:February 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195378490

ISBN - 13:9780195378498

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Ali Gheissari: IntroductionPart One: Economy1. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani: The Oil Wealth and Economic Growth in Iran2. Kaveh Ehsani: The Urban Provincial Periphery in Iran: Revolution and War in Ramhormoz3. Roksana Bahramitash and Hadi Salehi Esfahani: Nimble Fingers No Longer! Women's Employment in IranPart Two: Society4. Shahla Haeri: Religion, Women, and Political Agency in Iran5. Pardis Mahdavi: Who Will Catch Me if I Fall? Health and the Infrastructure of Risk for Urban Young Iranians6. Amir-Arsalan Afkhami: From Punishment to Harm Reduction: Resecularization of Addiction in Contemporary Iran7. Farhad Khosrokhavar: Iran's New Scientific CommunityPart Three: Politics8. Said Amir Arjomand: Constitutional Implications of Current Political Debates in Iran9. Ali Gheissari and Kaveh-Cyrus Sanandaji: New Conservative Politics and Electoral Behavior in Iran10. Nayereh Tohidi: Ethnicity and Religious Minority Politics in Iran11. Anoushiravan Ehteshami: Iran's Regional Policies since the End of the Cold War12. Mohsen M. Milani: Iran's Persian Gulf Policy in the Post-Saddam Era: Transformation from Revolutionary to Status Quo PowerIndex