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Islam and the Post-Revolutionary State in Iran - Homa Omid

Islam and the Post-Revolutionary State in Iran

By: Homa Omid

Hardcover Published: 11th February 1994
ISBN: 9780333484463
Number Of Pages: 263

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'...her short analysis of the Iranian armed forces in the 1980s is first-rate, so too is her much more substantial section on women and the state in Iran...As well as offering useful insights into the workings of the Islamic state in Iran, this readable book also provides a warning of the struggles ahead in many other Muslim societies.' - Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Times Higher Education Supplement ;Islam has been the driving force shaping the ideology and the power base of the Iranian revolution. This volume engages critically with the Islamic perspective and promises offered by the revolution. Looking at the rise of the religious institution as a revolutionary force, the author observes their post-revolutionary policies in the domains of politics, economics, education, the armed forces and women's status. In the event, the volume demonstrates that the Iranian government has failed to deliver on most, if not all, of its Islamic pledges.

Introductionp. 1
Ulema and Secularisation: Conflict or Coincidence of Interestp. 3
The Arms of the Bureaucracy and the Embrace of Theocracyp. 18
Valayateh Faqih: A Blueprint for Islamic Government?p. 40
Theocracy Defeats its Opponentsp. 63
The Revolution Betrayedp. 85
The Armed Forces: Divided We Rulep. 106
Valayateh Faqih in Disarrayp. 130
Freedom, Culture and Education in Khomeini's State: What Price Islam?p. 153
Women and the Post-Revolutionary Statep. 178
Islam for the People and Mammon for the Economyp. 205
Notesp. 220
Bibliographyp. 243
Glossaryp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780333484463
ISBN-10: 0333484460
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 11th February 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 15