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Democracy in IranHistory and the Quest for Liberty$
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Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189674

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195189671.001.0001

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The Triumph of the State, 1941–1979

The Triumph of the State, 1941–1979

(p.45) 2 The Triumph of the State, 1941–1979
Democracy in Iran

Ali Gheissari (Contributor Webpage)

Vali Nasr (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter focuses on the state formation between 1941 and 1979. It examines key events and actors that determined the balance of power between state and society, development and opposition to it, and the eventual concentration of power in the Pahlavi state between 1954 and 1979. The evolution of various ideologies and their effects on Iranian politics is also discussed.

Keywords:   state-building, society, power, Pahlavi state, Iranian politics

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