Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran: Modernisation and Politics in Revolutionary States (International Library of Political Studies v. 51)

Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran: Modernisation and Politics in Revolutionary States (International Library of Political Studies v. 51)

By: Ghoncheh Tazmini (author)Hardback

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The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the Iranian Revolution of 1979 are two examples of dramatic, sudden and extraordinary political upheaval that significantly altered the nature of the state and society in the modern age. Here, Ghoncheh Tazmini provides an unprecedented comparative study of these two major revolutions of the twentieth century, which although removed from each other both spatially and temporally, have striking similarities. Examining the roots, events and impact of these two defining upheavals, Tazmini analyses how they resemble each other, stressing the continuity of the dilemma of modernisation for the Romanov, Pahlavi, Communist and Islamist rulers alike. This book is a significant contribution to both historical and contemporary debates concerning Russian and Iranian politics, and to the discourse on the origins and consequences of modernisation and revolution themselves.

About Author

Ghoncheh Tazmini is an Iranian-born independent political scientist and consultant who has collaborated with research institutes in Europe and Iran. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and is the author of Khatami's Iran: The Islamic Republic and the Turbulent Path to Reform (I.B.Tauris, 2009).

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  • ISBN13: 9781848855540
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781848855540
  • ISBN10: 1848855540

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