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Development and democracy : the Muslim world in a comparative perspective
The Islamic world has a poor record in terms of modernization and democracy. However, the source of this situation is not religion, but factors including colonialism, international economic and trading systems, and the ...
The Political History of Modern Iran: From Tribalism to Theocracy
This book offers a concise and comprehensive examination of Iran's political history from the establishment of the Qajar dynasty in 1785 until the present. It focuses on both the historical evolution of Iranian political ...
Politics and Society in the Developing World, 2nd ed.
This book is a welcome new edition, which completely updates and revises the very popular first edition, Politics and Society in the Third World. Mehran Kamrava has brought the book in line with the major changes in global ...
The Middle East and the Question of Democracy
This survey of the state of democracy in "Third World" countries explores both the domestic and international factors influencing democratization through the use of theoretical and empirical approaches. Contributors examine ...