Democracy in Iran by Ramin Jahanbegloo (auth.)

By Ramin Jahanbegloo (auth.)

Show description

Read or Download Democracy in Iran PDF

Best middle eastern books

The Muslim Revolt: A Journey Through Political Islam (Columbia Hurst)

"We pay a excessive expense once we fail to appreciate Islam," writes Roger Hardy during this well timed consultant. Designed for readers of all backgrounds, this ebook demystifies the phenomenon of Islamism and the forces that force it, situating the circulate inside a clarifying historical past that perspectives Islamism, for the final 200 years, because the fabricated from a conflict opposed to Western domination and because of the disappointments of modernization.

Okakura Tenshin and Pan-Asianism: Shadows of the Past

This quantity explores 4 key subject matters emanating from Okakura Tenshin's philosophy and legacy: Okakura Tenshin and the suitable of Pan-Asianism; different kinds of Pan-Asianism (especially Islam and China); paintings and Asia; and, methods of defining Asia (up to the current day). Okakura Tenshin (1862-1913), paintings historian and ideologue pushed by way of a thought of Asia sure via tradition, is an important determine in Japan's glossy highbrow heritage.

Additional info for Democracy in Iran

Sample text

3 However, though the ideals of constitutionalism and rule of law were developed by thinkers such as Mirza Malkum Khan, Mirza Aqa Khan Kermani and many others, it was principally through the nonviolent constitutional movement itself that these concepts gained popularity and were tested in Iranian society. As such, the constitutionalist Ulama played the role of mediators who connected the intellectual dissent to a nonviolent movement. This is because, in addition to the socioeconomic and political factors listed above, the Ulama had religious tradition on their side.

But it also gravely weakened the image of stability and order in the mind of Iranians. 1057/9781137330178 Democracy and Lawfulness 41 factional struggle in the Majlis encouraged foreign powers to promote the division of Iran. Throughout the Constitutional Revolution, Russian and British forces managed to increase their hold in the country; Russia in the North, England in the South. The overthrow of a Shah sympathetic to these foreign powers seemed to do little to diminish their control of Iran.

M. Subhdam, Paris, 1985, p. 56. , p. 12. 6 Cyrus Masroori, “European Thought in Nineteenth-Century Iran: David Hume and Others,” Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 61, no. 4 (October 2000): 668. 7 26 April 1867, Archives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran, Iran, cited in Guit Nashat, The Origins of Modern Reform in Iran, 1870–1880, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1982, pp. 35–36. 8 Mehrdad Kia, “Constitutionalism, Economic Modernization and Islam in the Writings of Mirza Yusef Khan Mostashar od-Dowleh,” Middle Eastern Studies Vol.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 11 votes