The Iranian Revolution Then And Now: Indicators Of Regime Instability, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Iranian Revolution Then And Now

Indicators Of Regime Instability, 1st Edition

By Dariush Zahedi


231 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780813338712
pub: 2001-04-12
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429496417
pub: 2018-02-13
from $24.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


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 vulnerabilities in the regime and the coordinated actions of the social groups and individuals opposed to the regime. He also identifies two ?ideal-typical? forms of revolutionary change (the regime collapses on its own, or, the regime is overthrown). He concludes that the chances for overthrowing the present regime are moderate.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern