Contemporary Iran: Politics, Economy, Religion (Paperback)

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This accessible introductory text explains the political, economic and religious developments since the formation of the Islamic Republic in 1979 and provides an analysis of the domestic politics of Iran. It identifies the ways in which the country, often imagined as 'isolated', is actually integrated into the global capitalist economy. It also explains the often-heated relationship of the regional powerhouse with the outside world, especially with West Asian neighbours and the United States. Both rigorous and readable, the book covers: - Iran's unusual path of capitalist development; - The relationship between politics and religion in what is known as 'God's Kingdom'; - The international and domestic factors that shape Iranian politics and society. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book is an ideal starting point for students and general readers looking for a thought-provoking introduction to contemporary Iran.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781529209563
ISBN-10: 1529209560
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication Date: September 24th, 2020
Pages: 196
Language: English