Reviews

Between Mullahs’ Robes and Absolutism: Conservatism in Iran

Fazili ,Yousra Y.; Between Mullahs’ Robes and Absolutism: Conservatism in Iran; SAIS Review of International affairs, Vol. 30, No.1, Winter-Spring 2010, The Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 51-53. Abstract The contested 2009 presidential elections revealed deep divisions among Iran’s ruling elite at a political and clerical level, calling into question what a society governed by jurists and Islamic law truly means. As the leadership attempts to maintain its tenuous hold on power while suppressing a popular reformist movement, the question remains: How to resolve the tension between divine law and...
kadivarad33
2010/04/30
Reviews

After Khomeini, Iran under his Successors

Amir Arjomand, Said; After Khomeini, Iran under his Successors; (Oxford University Press, 2009); chap 2: Dual Leadership and Constitutional Developments after Khomieni & chap 5: the Rise and the Fall of President Khatami and the Reform a movement; pp. 52-54, 76, 94, 108.
kadivarad33
2009/08/08
Reviews

Reformist voices of Islam: mediating Islam and modernity

  Hunter, Shireen T. (editor); Reformist voices of Islam: mediating Islam and modernity (pdf); (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2009); chapter one: Islamic Reformist Discourse in Iran, Proponents and Prospects; PP. 57-68: Islamic Revolution: Impact on Islamic Reformist Thinking, Reformist Clerics.
kadivarad33
2008/10/30