State and Society in Iran by Homa Katouzian
Look inside with Google Book Preview
State and Society in Iran
By Homa Katouzian

State and Society in Iran

The Eclipse of the Qajars and the Emergence of the Pahlavis

By (author) See other recent books by Homa Katouzian
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $40.22
Your Price: $36.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.02! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.81 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



State and Society in Iran by Homa Katouzian

Book Description

Homa Katouzian offers a groundbreaking theoretical framework for the study of Modern Iranian history. In the model, he proposes, Katouzian identifies a cycle of arbitrary rule leading to chaos, resulting in a further period of arbitrary rule, degenerating once more into chaos, and so on. The ebb and flow between the despotism of Naser al-din Shah, the confusion and turmoil of the Constitutional Revolution and the late Qajar period, the tough one-man-rule of Reza Shah, the ramshackle democracy and vacuum following World War II, the centralism of Mohammed Reza Shah underpinned by SAVAK, the brief flowering of democracy around the Islamic Revolution, only to culminate in the stern arbitrariness of rule guided by the hubris of an Islamic leader (first Khomeini then Khamene'i) - all bear out the author's thesis with uncanny accuracy. "State and Society in Iran" is crucial reading not only for those interested in the history of modern Iran but also for all students of political science concerned with the developing world.

Buy State and Society in Iran book by Homa Katouzian from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781845112721
ISBN-10: 1845112725
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Homa Katouzian

Iran by Homa Katouzian Iran, Paperback (June 2013)

World-renowned Iranian expert presents the first comprehensive introduction to one of the world's most controversial and misunderstood countries

Persians by Homa Katouzian Persians, Paperback (October 2010)

Iran has gained attention mostly for negative reasons but there is much more to the story of this ancient land than can be gleaned from the news. This comprehensive history of Iran covers the history of the area from the foundation of the ancient Persian empire to Iranian state.

» View all books by Homa Katouzian

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about State and Society in Iran book by Homa Katouzian and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Homa Katouzian

Homa Katouzian is a social scientist and Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. He is author of "Sadeq Hedayat" and "Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran"(both I.B.Tauris).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Homa Katouzian close
Sa'di in Love by Homa Katouzian
Iran by Homa Katouzian
Iran by Homa Katouzian
Iran by Homa Katouzian
Sadeq Hedayat by Homa Katouzian
Persians by Homa Katouzian
Iranian History and Politics by Homa Katouzian
Iranian History and Politics by Homa Katouzian
Musaddiq and the Struggle for Power in Iran by Homa Katouzian
Sadeq Hedayat by Homa Katouzian
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close