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