Iran: The Legacy of the Islamic Revolution
By: Morris Mottale (author)Paperback
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This book analyzes the impact of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and explores Ayatollah Khomeini's role in shaping the evolution of Iran's political system. Iran: The Legacy of the Islamic Revolution delves into the political perspectives guiding Ayatollah Khomeini and his supporters in the formation of a utopian Shiite Islamic society. This idealistic society eventually clashed with the demands of the modern world and the aspirations and expectations of new Iranian generations. The failure of Iranian learned classes and intellectuals in formulating a model of societal development explains many of the ongoing political and social conflicts in present-day Iran. This unsuccessful movement is also directly related to the struggle for a representative government that complies with Iranians' aspirations for a more liberal society.
Morris M. Mottale is professor of international relations and comparative politics and chair of the Department of Political Science at Franklin College, Switzerland. His main teaching and research interests lie in international relations, comparative politics, Middle Eastern politics, international political economy, strategic studies, energy, and mass communication. He has taught in the United States, Canada and England and has been a research scholar at universities across North America, Europe and the Middle East, including the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His publications include several articles and reviews on international and Middle Eastern politics, as well as several monographs and books.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Chapter 1-Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 2-The Evolution of the Regime: Khamenei, Rafsanjani, Khatami and Ahmadinejad Chapter 5 Chapter 3-The Rise of the New Class Chapter 6 Chapter 4-Iran's International Relations Under Clerical Rule Chapter 7 Chapter 5-Conclusion Part 8 A Note On Sources, Bibliography, and Transliteration Part 9 Selected Bibliography Part 10 Index Part 11 About the Author
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