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

Editor/Author Mirsepassi, Ali
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: New York University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-8147-6344-5
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Book Status: Available
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Democracy in Modern Iran challenges readers to think about Islam and democracy critically and in a far more nuanced way than is done in black-and-white dichotomies of Islam vs. Democracy, or Iran vs. the West.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface: “Where Is My Vote?”
  • Introduction: Democracy and Culture
  • 1 The Origins of Secularism in Europe
  • 2 Modern Visions of Secularism
  • 3 A Critical Understanding of Modernity
  • 4 Intellectuals and Democracy
  • 5 Religious Intellectuals
  • 6 Alireza Alavi-Tabar and Political Change
  • 7 The Predicaments of Iranian Public Intellectuals
  • 8 An Intellectual Crisis in Iran
  • Conclusion: Modernity and Its Traditions
  • About the Author