Iran: Political Culture in the Islamic Republic Mehrdad Mashayekhi

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Iran: Political Culture in the Islamic Republic  by  Mehrdad Mashayekhi

Iran: Political Culture in the Islamic Republic by Mehrdad Mashayekhi
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Since the Islamic revolutionary movement overthrew the Peacock Throne (the Shah) in 1979 the Islamic Republic has maintained its credibility and the loyalty of the people of Iran. It has survived an extremely destructive war with Iraq, isolationMoreSince the Islamic revolutionary movement overthrew the Peacock Throne (the Shah) in 1979 the Islamic Republic has maintained its credibility and the loyalty of the people of Iran.

It has survived an extremely destructive war with Iraq, isolation from the West and the rest of the Middle East except Syria, and the death of the Ayaltollah Khomeini.This book explores the social transformation of Iran in this period stressing the importance of political culture and ideology. It argues that the systematic building of a legitimate Islamic political culture is the key to the success of the regime.The authors of the book address specific aspects of Irans political culture within a general theoretical framework laid out in the introduction.

There is discussion of a wide range of topics ranging from the relationship of the individual to society to Westoxication, from Shiism to the Islamisation of film culture.



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