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Description - Bazaar and State in Iran by Arang Keshavarzian

The Tehran Bazaar has always been central to the Iranian economy and indeed, to the Iranian urban experience. Arang Keshavarzian's fascinating book compares the economics and politics of the marketplace under the Pahlavis, who sought to undermine it in the drive for modernisation and under the subsequent revolutionary regime, which came to power with a mandate to preserve the bazaar as an 'Islamic' institution. The outcomes of their respective policies were completely at odds with their intentions. Despite the Shah's hostile approach, the bazaar flourished under his rule and maintained its organisational autonomy to such an extent that it played an integral role in the Islamic revolution. Conversely, the Islamic Republic implemented policies that unwittingly transformed the ways in which the bazaar operated, thus undermining its capacity for political mobilisation. Arang Keshavarizian's book affords unusual insights into the politics, economics and society of Iran across four decades.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521866187
ISBN-10: 0521866189
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arang Keshavarzian

Arang Keshavarzian is Assistant Professor in Political Science at Concordia University, Montreal.

Books By Arang Keshavarzian

Bazaar and State in Iran by Arang Keshavarzian
Paperback, October 2008