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Revolution and its discontents, political thought and reform in Iran, Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi

Revolution and its discontents, political thought and reform in Iran, Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi
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non fiction
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Revolution and its discontents
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Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi
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The Global Middle EastCambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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political thought and reform in Iran
The death of the Islamic Republic's revolutionary patriarch, Ayatollah Khomeini, the bitter denouement of the Iran-Iraq War, and the marginalisation of leading factions within the political elite, in tandem with the end of the Cold War, harboured immense intellectual and political repercussions for the Iranian state and society. It was these events which created the conditions for the emergence of Iran's post-revolutionary reform movement, as its intellectuals and political leaders sought to re-evaluate the foundations of the Islamic state's political legitimacy and religious authority. In this monograph, Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, examines the rise and evolution of reformist political thought in Iran and analyses the complex network of publications, study circles, and think-tanks that encompassed a range of prominent politicians and intellectuals in the 1990s. In his meticulous account of the relationships between the post-revolutionary political class and intelligentsia, he explores a panoply of political and ideological issues still vital to understanding Iran's revolutionary state, such as the ruling political theology of the 'Guardianship of the Jurist', the political elite's engagem--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Religious intellectuals, reform and the struggle for hegemony -- Constructing Behesht-e Jahan : Islam, the clergy and the state -- Political genealogies of reform : the rowshanfekran-e dini and the Islamic left -- Revolution and its discontents : ideology and the death of Utopia -- Free faith, democratic governance and the "Official Reading" of religion -- Khatami, the 2nd Khordad Font and the pedagogics of pluralism -- Sa'id Hajjariyan and reformist strategy : sovereign disenchantment and the politics of participation
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