After Khomeini [electronic resource] : Iran under his successors / Saïd Amir Arjomand.

Arjomand, Said Amir.
Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
1 online resource (281 p.)
Public administration -- Iran.
Iran -- History -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- History -- 1997-
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Iran -- History -- Revolution, 1979 -- Influence.
Electronic books.
For many Americans, Iran is our most dangerous enemy--part of George W. Bush's ""axis of evil"" even before the appearance of Ahmadinejad. But what is the reality? How did Ahmadinejad rise to power, and how much power does he really have? What are the chances of normalizing relations with Iran? In After Khomeini, Said Amir Arjomand paints a subtle and perceptive portrait of contemporary Iran. This work, a sequel to Arjomand's acclaimed The Turban for the Crown, examines Iran under the successors of Ayatollah Khomeini up to the present day. He begins, as the Islamic Republic did, with Khomeini,
Contents; Introduction; 1 Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution; Leadership of the Revolution; The Making of Khomeini's Constitutional Order; 2 Dual Leadership and Constitutional Developments after Khomeini; The Constitutional Amendments of 1989; Constitutional Development of Clerical Conciliarism; Contestation of Clerical Domination; 3 Thermidor at Last: Hashemi-Rafsanjani's Presidency and the Economy; The Hydra-Headed Structure of Military and Economic Power; Stalled Political Liberalization; Revolutionary Power Struggle: The Emergence of the Hardliner and the Reformist Factions
4 Revolutionary Ideology and Its Transformation into Islamic ReformismNativism and the Ideology of the Islamic Revolution; From the Islamic Ideology to the Reform of Islam; The Dialectic of Tradition and Modernity and the Making of Post-Islamism; 5 The Rise and Fall of President Khatami and the Reform Movement; The Rule of Law and the Glasnost; Mellowing of the Power Struggle among the Children of the Revolution; Constitutional Politics of the Perestroika; Clerical Councils versus the Majles; Trapped in Their Own Rhetoric and Abandoned
6 Social and Political Consequences of the Integrative RevolutionIran's New Political Class; Social Stratification and Economic Inequality; Urbanization and Migration; Social Mobility through Education and the Mobilization of Women; Consequences of the Iranian Perestroika: Provincial Autonomy, Local Politics, and Presidential Populism; 7 Iran's Foreign Policy: From the Export of Revolution to Pragmatism; The Gulf War as a Turning Point; Transition to Pragmatism in Foreign Policy: Both South and North; The United States Rebuffs Hashemi-Rafsanjani and Woos Khatami Too Late
8 Iran's New Political Class and the Ahmadinejad PresidencyRise of the Revolutionary Guards and Ahmadinejad's Election; The Leader's Little Man Becomes His Own with a Little Help from the Hidden Imam; Populism and the Revival of Islamic Revolutionism; Ahmadinejad's Relations with the Clerical Elite, the Majles, and His Own Stratum; The Revolutionary Guards' Electoral Coup to End the Republic and Inaugurate Clerical Monarchy; 9 Khomeini's Successor: Ayatollah Khamenei as the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Neopatrimonial Domination and Growing into the Office of Leadership
The Supreme Jurist and the Subjugation of the Shi'ite HierarchyProtecting the Islamic Revolution against Cultural Invasion by the West; Growth of the Leader's Personal Power: His Pick from the Second Stratum; Clerical Monarchy: Who Guards the Guardians?; 10 The Hardliners, Foreign Policy and Nuclear Development; Foreign Policy Cartels and the Failure of Pragmatism; President Ahmadinejad's Hardliner Populism and Nuclear Policy; Overview of Post-revolutionary Foreign Policy; Conclusion; Appendix: Two Models of Revolution; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P
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