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The Resource Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

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Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran
Title
Religious statecraft
Title remainder
the politics of Islam in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a revisionist reading of Iranian politics since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Mohammad Tabaar demonstrates that the causal link between religious ideology and political order as it has been perceived is perilously misguided. Instead of viewing ideology as a determinant of an actor's political objectives and interests, he examines the religious consequences of politics. The conflict and violence that has been interpreted as an outcome of an ideology should rather be examined as causes of that particular ideology. Tabaar rejects the claim that Shi'a theology independently led to the Islamic Revolution in Iran and shapes its consequences. In actuality, a Shi'a ideology was specifically constructed to engender and preserve the revolution. That is not to say that religion does not matter. Religious ideas, ideals, and ideologies do play critical roles in generating mass mobilization and elite cohesion. It is precisely because political actors are aware of this function that they invest so much political capital in developing and deploying religious ideologies. Tabaar traces half a century of doctrinal changes against the background of Iranian domestic and international politics, and he argues that Islamic ideology is not only used but more importantly is constructed and strategically institutionalized by elites to deal with changing opportunities and threat perceptions.--
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Tabaar, Mohammad
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in Middle East politics
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  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Shīʻah
  • Iran
  • Iran
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Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the politics of Islam -- Factional causes and religious consequences of politics -- A shi'a theory of the state -- The "Islamic" revolution -- Institutionalizing velayat-e faqih -- The hostage crisis : the untold account of the Communist threat -- Religion and elite competition in the Iran-Iraq war -- The metamorphosis of Islamism after the war -- The factional battle over Khomeini's velayat-e faqih -- Media, religion, and the green movement -- Historical revisionism and regional threats -- The domestic sources of nuclear politics
Control code
ocn983796697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780231183666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983796697
Label
Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the politics of Islam -- Factional causes and religious consequences of politics -- A shi'a theory of the state -- The "Islamic" revolution -- Institutionalizing velayat-e faqih -- The hostage crisis : the untold account of the Communist threat -- Religion and elite competition in the Iran-Iraq war -- The metamorphosis of Islamism after the war -- The factional battle over Khomeini's velayat-e faqih -- Media, religion, and the green movement -- Historical revisionism and regional threats -- The domestic sources of nuclear politics
Control code
ocn983796697
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780231183666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)983796697

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