INAF-421 Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran: From the Constitutional Revolution in 1906 to the Green Movement in 2009
Fall for 2015-2016
This course analyses the dynamics of interaction between religion and politics in contemporary Iran with special focus on the use of religion as an instrument of protest against established governments and the case of the Islamic Revolution of 1979. It also shows how Iran’s modernization over the last century coupled with the poor performance of the Islamic government have generated demands for democratic forms of government as exemplified by the Green movement.
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