Since the Islamic revolutionary movement overthrew the Peacock Throne (the Shah) in 1979 the Islamic Republic has maintained its credibility and the loyalty of the people of Iran. It has survived an extremely destructive war with Iraq, isolation from the West and the rest of the Middle East except Syria, and the death of the Ayaltollah Khomeini.
This book explores the social transformation of Iran in this period stressing the importance of political culture and ideology. It argues that the systematic building of a legitimate Islamic political culture is the key to the success of the regime.
The authors of the book address specific aspects of Iran's political culture within a general theoretical framework laid out in the introduction. There is discussion of a wide range of topics ranging from the relationship of the individual to society to Westoxication, from Shi'ism to the Islamisation of film culture.
|List of Tables|
|Foreword: Iran and the Prism of Political Culture|
|Introduction: Iran's Political Culture||p. 1|
|Gharbzadegi: The Dominant Intellectual Discourse of Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Iran||p. 30|
|Iran's Religious Establishment: The Dialectics of Politicization||p. 57|
|The Politics of Nationalism and Political Culture||p. 82|
|Islamic Man and Society in the Islamic Republic of Iran||p. 116|
|Shiism and the State in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran||p. 133|
|Education and the Culture of Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran||p. 160|
|Islamizing Film Culture in Iran||p. 178|
|Populism and Corporatism in Post-Revolutionary Iranian Political Culture||p. 214|
|Power Politics and Political Culture: US-Iran Relations||p. 234|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 7th January 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1