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Democracy in Modern Iran: Islam, Culture, and Political Change

Ali Mirsepassi


Can Islamic societies embrace democracy? This book maintains that it is possible, demonstrating that Islam is not inherently hostile to the idea of democracy. Rather, it provides new perspective on how such a political and social transformation could take place, arguing that the key to understanding the integration of Islam and democracy lies in concrete social institutions rather than pre-conceived ideas, the everyday experiences rather than abstract theories. The book provides a rare inside look into Iran, offering a deep understanding of how Islamic countries like Iran and Iraq can and will ... More

Keywords: democracy, Islamic society, Islam, Iran, Iraq, Eastern world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814795644
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814795644.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ali Mirsepassi, author