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Title The quest for democracy in Iran : a century of struggle against authoritarian rule / Fakhreddin Azimi.
Author Azimi, Fakhreddin.
Publication Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Description xiv, 492 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 955.05 A
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-479) and index.
Contents Prologue : in search of a national covenant -- Constituting a national community (1906-1953). Constitutional trial and error -- Pahlavist absolutism -- Restoration of parliamentary politics -- Authoritarian supremacy : consolidation and collapse (1953-1979). The trajectories of monarchism -- Revolution : chronicle of an implosion -- The edifice and emplacements of royal rule -- Elective affinities : western imperial interests and authoritarian monarchy -- The architecture of royalist hegemony -- A culture of confrontation -- The eclipse of popular sovereignty : Iran since 1979. The unfolding of clerical rule : oligarchy by divine right? -- The culture of politics : the presence and absence of the past -- Predicaments and prospects -- Epilogue : the resilience of modernity.
Subject Democracy -- Iran.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780674027787 (alk. paper)
0674027787 (alk. paper)
0674057066 (pbk.) :
9780674057067 (pbk.) :

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