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International Relations of the Gulf Summary Report
(Center for International and Regional Studies, 2009)
The Civil Society Discourse in Iran
(Taylor & Francis, 2001)
A survey of recent Iranian books and journal articles reveals four important characteristics about how writers and academics in Iran generally perceive the concept of civil society. First and foremost, the notion of 'civil ...
Democracy and Democratization
Palgrave Advances in Development Studies aims to provide readers with an understanding of the disparate theories concerning development, their assumptions and the intellectual forces underpinning them. In thirteen specially ...
The new voices of Islam : rethinking politics and modernity : a reader
(University of California Press and I.B. Taurus, 2006)
At a time in our post-9/11 world when fundamentalist forces appear to dominate Islam, a vibrant and consequential discourse has emerged from many prominent writers seeking to change the direction of Muslim thought. This ...
Iranian Shi’ism under Debate
More than two decades after its victory, Iran’s Islamic revolution has resulted in profound theoretical and theological consequences for Shiite political thought. This unfolding discourse especially as represented by the ...
Iran today : an encyclopedia of life in the Islamic Republic
Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic offers crucial insight for students and the general reader into an often misunderstood and complex country that is shrouded in mystery and misperception. Heir to ...
Iranian National-Security Debates: Factionalism and Lost Opportunities
Iran’s national-security policy is a victim of the factional debates and disagreements that characterize the Islamic Republic’s political system. ¬¬There are currently three main factions in Iran — the radicals, the ...
The Middle East’s Democracy Deficit in Comparative Perspective
The Middle East's democracy deficit is a product of the patterns of political and economic development in the region. It is not because the region is predominantly Islamic or is somehow afflicted by purportedly undemocratic ...
Military Professionalization and Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East
(Academy of Political Science, 2001)
Mehran Kamrava examines the current state of civil-military relations in the Middle East and looks at the dilemmas posted to governing elites because of the partial professionalization of the military. He demonstrates that ...
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 ...