Democracy and the Nature of American Influence in Iran, 1941-1979

Author: David R. Collier
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653972
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Collier presents a timely and fresh reexamination of one of the most important bilateral relationships of the last century. He delves deeply into the American desire to promote democracy in Iran from the 1940s through the early 1960s and examines the myriad factors that contributed to their success in exerting a powerful influence on Iranian politics. By creating a framework to understand the efficacy of external pressure, Collier explains how the United States later relinquished this control during the 1960s and 1970s. During this time, the shah emerged as a dominant and effective political operator who took advantage of waning American influence to assert his authority. Collier reveals how this shifting power dynamic transformed the former client-patron relationship into one approaching equality.

U.S.-Iran Relations

Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1534501363
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 2568
The modern history of U.S.-Iran relations is a collection of iconic images: the Shah in regal glory on his throne; the Shah fleeing his country; the rapturous welcome of Ayatollah Khomeini; the parading of blindfolded American hostages; the burning wreckage of American rescue helicopters; Oliver North testifying on the Iran-Contra scandal; the volatile defiance of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; the hope of the Green Movement; and the persistent gloom of Ali Khameini. Yet behind these images are decades worth of diplomatic efforts, policy statements, official speeches, and passionate opinion pieces written by politicians, policymakers, human rights activists, and engaged citizens. Readers who examine these disparate viewpoints will gain a deep understanding of the vital, urgent, strategic importance of this long fraught relationship.

Making the New Middle East

Politics, Culture, and Human Rights
Author: Valerie J. Hoffman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 081565457X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Demands for freedom, justice, and dignity have animated protests and revolutions across the Middle East in recent years, from the Iranian Green Movement and the Arab Spring uprisings to Turkey’s March for Justice and the ongoing struggle in Palestine. Although expectations raised by the Arab Spring were largely disappointed and protests that toppled entrenched rulers unleashed vicious counterrevolutionary forces, there is no doubt that the landscape of the Middle East has changed. Drawing from diverse disciplines, this volume offers critical perspectives on these changes, covering politics, religion, gender dynamics, human rights, media, literature, and music. What ultimately has changed in "the new Middle East"? Who are the actors pushing the direction of change? How are aspirations for change being expressed through media and the arts? With extensive analysis and thoughtful reflection, this book gives readers an in-depth portrayal of a modernizing Middle East.

Political Muslims

Understanding Youth Resistance in a Global Context
Author: Tahir Abbas,Sadek Hamid
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815654308
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 6486
In the last few decades, the media, academics, and the general public have put considerable focus on Muslim culture and politics around the world. Specifically, the rising population of young Muslims has generated concerns about religious radicalism, Islamism, and conflicts in multicultural societies. However, few studies have been devoted to how a new generation of Muslims is reshaping society in positive ways. In Political Muslims, Abbas and Hamid provide a new perspective on Muslim youth, presenting them as agents of creative social change and as active participants in cultural and community organizations where resistance leads to negotiated change. In a series of case studies that cross the globe, contributors capture the experiences of being young and Muslim in ten countries—the United States, Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, and Indonesia. They examine urban youth from various socioeconomic backgrounds, addressing issues that range from hybrid identities and student activism to the strategic use of music and social media. With diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Political Muslims gives readers a nuanced and authentic understanding of the everyday social, economic, and political realities of young people.

Law, State, and Society in Modern Iran

Constitutionalism, Autocracy, and Legal Reform, 1906–1941
Author: H. Enayat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137282029
Category: History
Page: 256
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Using a 'Historical Institutionalist' approach, this book sheds light on a relatively understudied dimension of state-building in early twentieth century Iran, namely the quest for judicial reform and the rule of law from the 1906 Constitutional Revolution to the end of Reza Shah's rule in 1941.

Stadt der Lügen

Liebe, Sex und Tod in Teheran
Author: Ramita Navai
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036993401
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 7494
Um in Teheran zu überleben, muss man lügen. Denn im »Gottesstaat« Iran spielt sich das Leben im Verborgenen ab. Schulmädchen tragen unter dem Tschador Jeans und Turnschuhe, untreue Ehemänner pilgern nicht nach Mekka, sondern nach Thailand, brave Hausfrauen drehen Pornofilme, Mul- lahs sagen per Handy die Zukunft voraus, und beim Schönheitschirurgen werden nicht nur Nasen gerichtet, sondern auch Jungfernhäutchen wiederhergestellt. Ramita Navai erzählt von den abenteuerlichen Doppelleben der Menschen und entwirft ein faszinierendes Porträt einer Stadt, die ihren Schleier nur ungern lüftet.

Islam und Kapitalismus

Author: Maxime Rodinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518281840
Page: 365
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Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 960
Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.

Die Israel-Lobby

wie die amerikanische Außenpolitik beeinflusst wird
Author: John J. Mearsheimer,Stephen M. Walt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593383774
Category: Israel
Page: 503
View: 4750

The Middle East and Problems of Democracy

Author: Heather Deegan
Publisher: N.A
Category: Democracy
Page: 152
View: 2139
In the post-Cold War, post-Gulf War political environment of the Middle East, a debate about democracy and pluralism has begun. In this work, Heather Deegan challenges the view that political reform is unsustainable in the region, and examines the moves towards democratization which have recently taken place. She discusses individual countries on the basis of their political structures: monarchical, authoritarian, theocratic, confessional and multiparty. She considers factors in the democratizing process such as the institution of political parties, the re-introduction of elections, citizenship with associated rights and responsibilities and the role of Islam. Democracy is not confined solely to a liberal democratic model although political change and greater levels of participation may be viewed as steps paving the way for a fuller democratization in a liberal democratic sense. The author identifies certain constraints which tended to undermine political advances in the past: population mobility, communal division and the impact of the Cold War. She places the possibilities for political reform in the wider context of the Third World in order to assess the degree to which prospects for democracy in the Middle East correspond with general conclusions about democratization in the developing world.

Schlafloses Auge

Aphorismen aus der Sahara
Author: Ibrāhīm al- Kaunī
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783857873201
Page: 144
View: 9295


Documents of International and Local Control
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: National security
Page: N.A
View: 1304

Von der Diktatur zur Demokratie

ein Leitfaden für die Befreiung
Author: Gene Sharp
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406568176
Category: Civil disobedience
Page: 118
View: 3935

Lolita lesen in Teheran

Author: Azar Nafisi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442154821
Page: 421
View: 8644

Das Paradox der amerikanischen Macht

warum die einzige Supermacht der Welt Verbündete braucht
Author: Joseph S. Nye
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783434505525
Category: Globalization
Page: 291
View: 3769

Meine Reise um die Welt

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849624803
Page: 525
View: 5413
Ein Klassiker unter den Reiserzählungen ist Twains Bericht von seinen Visiten in den Ländern des damaligen British Empire im Jahr 1895. Dies ist die Komplettausgabe mit Band 1 und 2. Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Das heldenbuch von Iran aus dem Schah nameh des Firdussi

Author: Firdawsī
Publisher: N.A
Category: Persian literature
Page: 467
View: 8232
From the Persian epic, originally written 977-ca. 1010.