Islamism and Post-Islamism in Iran

An Intellectual History

  • Yadullah Shahibzadeh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 239-265

About this book


This book is a study of overlooked themes in Iran’s contemporary political and intellectual history. It investigates the way Iranian Muslim intellectuals have discussed politics and democracy. As a history of Iranian Islamism and its transformation to post-Islamism, this work demonstrates that Muslim intellectuals have enriched the Iranian society epistemologically, aesthetically, ethically, and politically. This book examines the internal conflicts of the Islamist ideology as the intellectual underpinnings of the 1979 Revolution, its contribution to the formation of the post-revolutionary state, and  the post-Islamist response to the democratic deficits of the post-revolutionary state. Seeking to overcome the shortcomings of historiographical approaches, this book demonstrates the intellectual and political agency of Muslim intellectuals from the 1960s to the present.


Iranian intellectuals Muslim intellectuals Islamist intellectuals Islamist ideology 1979 Revolution Iranian Revolution Iranian Constitution Oil nationalization Reform Movement Green Movement Shariati Khomeini Soroush Shabestari Ganji Khatami Hajarian Makhmalbaf Alavitabar Neoconservative intellectuals

Authors and affiliations

  • Yadullah Shahibzadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.OsloNorway

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