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The Iranian Revolution Then And Now

Indicators Of Regime Instability, 1st Edition

By Dariush Zahedi


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In The Iranian Revolution Then and Now, Dariush Zahedi assesses the Islamic Republic's potential for revolution through an in-depth, theoretically informed, comparative analysis of the present with 1979 pre-Revolutionary Iran. Zahedi discusses how the potential for a revolutionary coup is based on two things: the inherent defects and vulnerabilitie

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Problem of Revolution -- The Social Underpinnings of Present-Day and Prerevolutionary Regimes: The Intelligentsia, the Clerics, and the Bazaaris -- The Social Underpinnings of the Monarchy and the Theocracy: The Business Community, the Middle Class, and the Dispossessed -- The Oppositional Forces: From Temporary Cohesion to Large-Scale Demoralization and Disorganization -- Comparing the Nature and Leadership Qualities of Prerevolutionary and Postrevolutionary Authoritarian Regimes -- Conclusion: The Problem of Revolution Revisited

About the Author

Dariush Zahedi received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California in 1998. He has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University's centre for Middle Eastern Studies, and is currently a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Department of Political Science. He is also the Director of the West Coast operations of the American Iranian Council (AIC). Chaired by former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, AIC is a non-profit, educational, organization devoted to improving relations between the US and Iran

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies