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Description - State and Society in Iran by Homa Katouzian

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.

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Book Details

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

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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).

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