1st Edition

Iran Encountering Globalization
Problems and Prospects

ISBN 9780415308274
Published March 19, 2003 by Routledge
288 Pages

USD $210.00

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Book Description

This text examines the current state of Iran, looking at a wide range of areas including the economy, finance, politics, the media, the position of women and migration. The book discusses the uneasy balance between the theocratic conservatism, modernisation and globalization, concluding that forces for change in Iran are building up.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  List of Tables  List of Contributors  Foreword  Acknowledgements  Introduction  Part 1: Iran and the Globalized World  1. Iran and the Problem of Political Development  2. Iran and Modern Media in the Age of Globalization  3. Iranian Women between Islamization and Globalization  Part 2: Globalization: An Economic and Financial Approach  4. Economic Globalization Prospects for Democracy in Iran  5. Iran and the Global Finance Markets  6. Iranian Economy and the Globalization Process  Part 3: The Global Challenge for Development  7. Modernization and Every Day Life: Urban and Rural Change in Iran  8. Iran's Economic Development and Structural Change in Human Resources  9. The Feminism of the Labour Force in Iran  Part 4: The Limits of Theocracy  10. How Iranians View their Return Migration to Iran  11. Theocracy Versus Democracy: Iran Considers Political Parties  12. The Sixth Majles Election and the Prospects for Democracy in Iran  Bibliography  Index 

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'This study effectively highlights how the tensions between international globalisation and Islamisation have grown.' - Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law