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State and Limits to Democracy, 1997–2005

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

in Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195189674
eISBN:
9780199784134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195189671.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the way in which state-building reignited the demand for democracy — producing a vibrant debate over balancing state-building and democracy promotion, and raising the prospects ... More


Dueling Scriptures: The Political Theology of John Locke and the Democratization of Muslim Societies

Nader Hashemi

in Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195321241
eISBN:
9780199869831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321241.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

What can Muslim democrats learn from reading John Locke today in terms of their own struggle for democracy and human rights? More specifically, how are Locke's writings on religion and politics ... More


Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Blake Atwood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It’s nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and ... More


The 1990s: Clinton and the Failure of Containment and Engagement

Steven Hurst

in The United States and the Iranian Nuclear Programme: A Critical History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748682638
eISBN:
9781474453912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682638.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter three explores developments under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. It examines the continued development of the Iranian nuclear programme, US efforts to curtail it, and the ... More


2001–8: George W. Bush and the Failure of Confrontation

Steven Hurst

in The United States and the Iranian Nuclear Programme: A Critical History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748682638
eISBN:
9781474453912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682638.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter Four looks at US policy during the administration of George W. Bush. The revelations that focused international attention on the Iranian nuclear programme in 2002 exposed divisions within the ... More


Revolutionary Cinema and the Logic of Reform

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Establishes reform as a cinematic category, the inheritor of revolutionary cinema in certain state-controlled cinemas. It surveys the contentious position of film in revolutionary discourse in Iran ... More


When Love Entered Cinema: Mysticism and the Emerging Poetics of Reform

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1992 Khatami abruptly left his position in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and he cited the strict regulation of art as the reason for his resignation. This chapter examines the ... More


Religious Intellectuals

Ali Mirsepassi

in Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795644
eISBN:
9780814764398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795644.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter features a series of interviews conducted in the summer and fall of 2008 in Tehran with several prominent Iranian religious intellectuals who participated in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. ... More


Since 1993: Despoiled Voters, Winning Lobbies

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/9780190655914.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In the decades after Khomeini’s death, the oases world’s middlemen class of Iran’s Baluch society has produced political figures able to wield nationwide influence. While maintaining pressure on ... More


When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Afshon Ostovar

in Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199387892
eISBN:
9780190491727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387892.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the postwar expansion of the IRGC. A key transformation during this period was the decision by Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to avoid total demobilization by ... More


Saudi-Iranian Détente

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Saudi Arabia restored diplomatic ties with Iran severed in 1987 – a precursor to détente that took effect in 1994 during the presidency of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. At Riyadh’s behest, Tehran ... More


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