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The Iranian Reform Movement and Political Developments in the Last Quarter of the Twentieth Century

  • Majid Mohammadi
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Abstract

The second chapter reviews the political development that has been underway in Iranian society over the three decades from the late 1970s to the 2000s. It explains political development by considering three different and parallel processes: state-building; the development of political pluralism; and democratization. Although achieving democracy is the goal of a majority of Iranians, it is not clear what kind of democratic regime would be installed and what form it would take: a dual sovereignty, permanent civil disobedience, a unified social movement or another form of a guided democracy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Majid Mohammadi
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  1. 1.Radio Free EuropeStony BrookUSA

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