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Encounters Between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism In Contemporary Iran

Parvin Paidar

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the interface between the women’s rights movement and the reform movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It begins with an overview of the nature of democratic rights and ... More


Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195189674
eISBN:
9780199784134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195189671.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Recently Iran has once again been in the headlines. Reputed to be developing nuclear weapons, the future of Iraq's next-door neighbor is a matter of grave concern both for the stability of the region ... More


Struggles over Defining the Moral City: The Problem Called “Youth” in Urban Iran

Azam Khatam

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Since the early 1990s, the issue of the booming young generation has been placed at the top of the public agenda of the Iranian state. During this same period, young people have played a major role ... More


Iran's Post-Revolution Foreign Policy Puzzle

Farideh Farhi and Saideh Lotfian

in Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937479
eISBN:
9780199980727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter attempts to offer a more differentiated understanding of Iran's foreign policy discourse. Iran's foreign policy perspectives offer little doubt that Iranian Islamist leaders of all ... More


Negotiating with Modernity: Young Women and Sexuality in Iran

Fatemeh Sadeghi

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Iranian society has changed considerably since the Iranian revolution of 1979 and the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian youth practice new lifestyles and constitute a distinct ... More


Iran and Shiʿi Pilgrimage Networks: A Postrevolutionary Ideology

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Commemoration is central to the rituals of devotion and nationalism enacted in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This chapter pertains to Shiʿi networks that have moved beyond national boundaries to ... More


Contesting Governance: Authority, Protest, and Rights Talk in Postrepublican Iran

Arzoo Osanloo

in Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation, and Regime Resilience in Syria and Iran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783019
eISBN:
9780804784351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783019.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter connects the current calls for rights with the often neglected aspects of the Iranian government's “republic,” noting that Imam Khomeini's vision of a so-called pure Islamic government ... More


The Making of Post-Islamist Iran

Asef Bayat

in Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766062
eISBN:
9780199345137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766062.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Islamic Republic of Iran experienced the first Islamic revolution in the modern times. It has equally developed the most deep-rooted post-Islamist trend in the country. This chapter chronicles ... More


The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Alireza Doostdar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What do the occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, and appeals to saintly powers have to do with rationality? Since the late nineteenth century, modernizing intellectuals, religious ... More


Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Thomas Juneau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Islamic Republic of Iran faced a favourable strategic environment after 2001 – a window of opportunity. Iran responded by assertively seeking to expand its interests throughout the Middle East. ... More


Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199384419
eISBN:
9780190235666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The 2011 Arab uprisings represented the collapse of old ruling bargains across the Arab world and the manifestation of demands for new premises of rule. The book is divided into two parts. The first ... More


Introduction

Stéphane A. Dudoignon

in The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Tribal to Global

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190655914
eISBN:
9780190872632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655914.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Touching on the guerrilla activity of the 2000s and early 2010s on Iran’s eastern (Baluch) and western (Kurdish) borderlands, the introduction discusses early-twenty-first-century Western, ... More


Iran’s Population Policies: A Historical Debate

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

in Reproductive States: Global Perspectives on the Invention and Implementation of Population Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199311071
eISBN:
9780190245627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199311071.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Persia/Iran has seen several turning points in the development of reproductive policies in the twentieth century. In the early part of the century, modern medicine continued to clash with traditional ... More


Introduction

Thomas Juneau

in Squandered Opportunity: Neoclassical Realism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804793056
eISBN:
9780804795081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793056.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction sets the stage by explaining how the book offers an original reading of Iran’s foreign policy: why and how Tehran failed to seize the opportunities it faced after 2001. It starts by ... More


Legal Censure

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Iranian state's attempts over the past century to eliminate the practices of rammals as threats to public order. Rammals are known to resist regulation by the state, as can ... More


Epilogue

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

in Conceiving Citizens: Women and the Politics of Motherhood in Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195308860
eISBN:
9780190254292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195308860.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter argues that patriarchy in Iran remains entrenched. The power to engage, suppress, or recast Iranian women has often reflected on the political strength and viability of the Iranian state ... More


The Hesitant Officer

Alireza Doostdar

in The Iranian Metaphysicals: Explorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691163772
eISBN:
9781400889785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces one of Sayyed Ahmad Yazdi's clients, a retired officer in the police force of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Brigadier General ʻAli Shirazi had overseen arrests of occult ... More


A Martyrs' Welfare State and Its Contradictions: Regime Resilience and Limits through the Lens of Social Policy in Iran

Kevan Harris (ed.)

in Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation, and Regime Resilience in Syria and Iran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783019
eISBN:
9780804784351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783019.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores why two, not one, welfare regimes exist in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), each reflecting a particular logic of governance and historical origin. It describes some of the ... More


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