Reinventing Khomeini

The Struggle for Reform in Iran
Author: Daniel Brumberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226077581
Category: History
Page: 306
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Reinventing Khomeini offers a new interpretation of the political battles that paved the way for reform in Iran. Brumberg argues that these conflicts did not result from a sudden ideological shift; nor did the election of President Mohammad Khatami in 1997 really defy the core principles of the Islamic Revolution. To the contrary, the struggle for a more democratic Iran can be traced to the revolution itself, and to the contradictory agendas of the revolution's founding father, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A complex figure, Khomeini was a fervent champion of Islam, but while he sought a Shi'ite vision of clerical rule under one Supreme Leader, he also strove to mesh that vision with an implicitly Western view of mass participatory politics. The intense magnetism and charisma of the ayatollah obscured this paradox. But reformers in Iran today, while rejecting his autocratic vision, are reviving the constitutional notions of government that he considered, and even casting themselves as the bearers of his legacy. In Reinventing Khomeini, Brumberg proves that the ayatollah is as much the author of modern Iran as he is the symbol of its fundamentalist past.

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics


Author: Emad El-Din Shahin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190631937
Category:
Page: 704
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Over the past three decades, scholars, government analysts and terrorism experts have examined the relationship between Islam and politics. But specialists have tended to limit their analysis to a specific country or focus. Few works have provided a geographically comprehensive, in-depth analysis. Since 9/11, another wave of literature on political Islam and global terrorism has appeared, much of it superficial and sensationalist. This situation underscores the need for a comprehensive, analytical, and in-depth examination of Islam and politics in the post-9/11 era and in an increasingly globalizing world. The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam. It enables scholars, students, and policymakers to understand the interaction of Islam and politics and the multiple and diverse roles of Islamic movements, as well as issues of authoritarianism and democratization, religious extremism and terrorism regionally and globally.

Key Islamic Political Thinkers


Author: John L. Esposito,Emad El-Din Shahin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190900369
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Islam has become a potent political force around the world since it reemerged in the late 1960's and 1970's as a religio-political alternative to failed nationalist ideologies. In countries throughout the world, individuals and movements have attempted to reconstruct the political, economic, and social dimensions of their societies along Islamic lines, taking different approaches to the shari`a and to the questions of whether and how to establish an Islamic state. Key Islamic Political Thinkers offers an examination of some of the leading intellectuals behind the resurgence of political Islam. The essays in this volume cover a selection of thinkers that is representative of the main strands of contemporary Muslim political thought. It starts with the forefathers of contemporary political Islam, Hasan al-Banna and Abu al A`la al-Mawdudi, analyzes the revolutionary ideas of Sayyid Qutb, Ali Shari`ati, and Ayatollah Khomeini, and ends with the "intellectuals" of political Islam, Hassan al-Turabi, Rashid al-Ghannoushi, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Muhammad Khatami, and Abdolkarim Soroush, who exemplify the diversity and complexity of contemporary Muslim political discourse. This volume provides a valuable guide to the most important intellectual architects of the Islamic revival.

Iran

From Theocracy to the Green Movement
Author: N. Nabavi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137112166
Category: Social Science
Page: 186
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Negin Nabavi brings together essays written by experts and scholars that shed light on the many transformations that Iran has experienced in the thirty years under the Islamic Republic and speculate on the import of the developments of 2009 and beyond.

Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy

Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies
Author: Nader Hashemi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886520
Category: Religion
Page: 310
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Islam's relationship to liberal-democratic politics has emerged as one of the most pressing and contentious issues in international affairs. In Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy, Nader Hashemi challenges the widely held belief among social scientists that religious politics and liberal-democratic development are structurally incompatible. This book argues for a rethinking of democratic theory so that it incorporates the variable of religion in the development of liberal democracy. In the process, it proves that an indigenous theory of Muslim secularism is not only possible, but is a necessary requirement for the advancement of liberal democracy in Muslim societies.

The Receding Shadow of the Prophet

The Rise and Fall of Radical Political Islam
Author: Ray Takeyh,Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275976286
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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An overview of predominantly Muslim societies that argues that Islamism has failed to provide Islamic societies with any feasible alternative to undertaking fundamental political and social reforms.

Politics of Confrontation

The Foreign Policy of the USA and Revolutionary Iran
Author: Babak Ganji
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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This is a penetrating critique of international relations theory within the historical framework of US-Iranian relations from the early reign of the Shah to the revolution under the Ayatollah Khomeini, with particular emphasis on the final years during the Carter administration. This thorough examination provides the first in-depth look at US documents seized from the American Embassy by revolutionary students during the infamous hostage crisis.

Islam, Islamismus und islamischer Extremismus

eine Einführung
Author: Walter Feichtinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islam and politics
Page: 217
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Études asiatiques


Author: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Asienkunde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Asia
Page: N.A
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Hamas und Hizbollah

eine Analyse ihres politischen Denkens
Author: Henrik Meyer
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 233
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Die Briefmarken Irans als Mittel der politischen Bildpropaganda


Author: Roman Siebertz
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 274
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Among the modern media which came to Iran during the 19th century, the postage stamp has proven to be a particulary effective instrument of political propaganda. Being contrivable without much effort and permanently present in daily life, stamps were not only able to transmit political messages, but als have developed in their design an complex and memorable iconography. Their importance as an official medium as well as the fact that they allow to comprehend the development of political imagery during the last 150 years without gap have made postage stamps an important historical source.\nThis study examines, in which way the political iconography of Iran has developed in the course of time and how the official iconography reflects the emergence of a modern state in Iran. Beyond the question who determines the issues and directives of stamp propaganda, it also examines in which political and cultural framework the messages and designs of stamps were developed and in which way this framework has influenced the symbolism of postage stamps. \nSpecial attention is given to the question which issues and symbols habe dominated political iconography under the various political regies and which changes and continuities in national self-conception have influenced the iconography of postage stamps.\nInsofar this study not only presents a constitutive description of the issues and methods of political propaganda in Iran from the middle of the 19th century to the present, but also an examination of the political and social history of Iran as reflected by her postage stamps.

The Economist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: N.A
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Stanford Journal of International Relations


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International relations
Page: N.A
View: 9682
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Holy people of the world

a cross-cultural encyclopedia
Author: Phyllis G. Jestice
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
ISBN: 9781576073551
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 999
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A cross-cultural encyclopedia of the most significant holy people in history, examining why people in a wide range of religious traditions throughout the world have been regarded as divinely inspired.

The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran


Author: Charles Kurzman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 287
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The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future: This was the firm conclusion of a top-secret CIA analysis issued in October 1978. One hundred days later the shah--despite his massive military, fearsome security police, and superpower support was overthrown by a popular and largely peaceful revolution. But the CIA was not alone in its myopia, as Charles Kurzman reveals in this penetrating work; Iranians themselves, except for a tiny minority, considered a revolution inconceivable until it actually occurred. Revisiting the circumstances surrounding the fall of the shah, Kurzman offers rare insight into the nature and evolution of the Iranian revolution and into the ultimate unpredictability of protest movements in general. As one Iranian recalls, "The future was up in the air." Through interviews and eyewitness accounts, declassified security documents and underground pamphlets, Kurzman documents the overwhelming sense of confusion that gripped pre-revolutionary Iran, and that characterizes major protest movements. His book provides a striking picture of the chaotic conditions under which Iranians acted, participating in protest only when they expected others to do so too, the process approaching critical mass in unforeseen and unforeseeable ways. Only when large numbers of Iranians began to "think the unthinkable," in the words of the U.S. ambassador, did revolutionary expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A corrective to 20-20 hindsight, this book reveals shortcomings of analyses that make the Iranian revolution or any major protest movement seem inevitable in retrospect.

Middle East Leaders

A Bibliography with Indexes
Author: G. O. Zinaki
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781590330517
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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The Middle East remains a veritable powder key after decades of peace processes, wars, accords, discords, agreements, disagreements, suicide bombings, retaliatory attacks, cease-fires, and resume fires. Although the root causes of the flaming conflict are not new, the leaders of the countries involved are a part and parcel of the current situation and its history. This book presents citations to the literature on some of the key players who have shaped the history of this incendiary region of the world.

The Echo of Iran


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Iran
Page: N.A
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The Middle East and North Africa


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa, North
Page: 1387
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Includes "Who's who in the Middle East and North Africa."