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Author Mirsepassi, Ali, author

Title Democracy in modern Iran : Islam, culture, and political change / Ali Mirsepassi
Edition [Enhanced Credo edition]
Published Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2014
New York [New York] : New York University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (15 entries)
Contents Acknowledgments -- Preface: "Where Is My Vote?" -- Introduction: Democracy and Culture -- 1 The Origins of Secularism in Europe -- 2 Modern Visions of Secularism -- 3 A Critical Understanding of Modernity -- 4 Intellectuals and Democracy -- 5 Religious Intellectuals -- 6 Alireza Alavi-Tabar and Political Change -- 7 The Predicaments of Iranian Public Intellectuals -- 8 An Intellectual Crisis in Iran -- Conclusion: Modernity and Its Traditions -- About the Author
Summary Democracy in Modern Iran challenges readers to think about Islam and democracy critically and in a far more nuanced way than is done in black-and-white dichotomies of Islam vs. Democracy, or Iran vs. the West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on title page of print version
Subject Islamic modernism -- Iran.
Islam and secularism -- Iran.
Islam and politics -- Iran.
Politics and culture -- Iran.
Democracy -- Iran.
Iran -- Intellectual life.
Iran -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1784024848
9781784024840 (electronic version)