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Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr


Recently Iran has once again been in the headlines. Reputed to be developing nuclear weapons, the future of Iraq's next-door neighbor is a matter of grave concern both for the stability of the region and for the safety of the global community. President George W. Bush labeled it part of the “Axis of Evil,” and has railed against the country's authoritarian leadership. Yet as Bush trumpets the spread of democracy throughout the Middle East, few note that Iran has one of the longest-running experiences with democracy in the region. This book looks at the political history of Iran in the modern e ... More

Keywords: Iran, Iraq, George W. Bush, Axis of Evil, Islam, Islamic Republic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195189671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ali Gheissari, author
University of San Diego
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Vali Nasr, author
Naval Postgraduate School
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