State and religion in contemporary Iran modernity, tradition, and political Islam (1979-2005)

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State and religion in contemporary Iran modernity, tradition, and political Islam (1979-2005)

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: State and religion in contemporary Iran modernity, tradition, and political Islam (1979-2005)
Author: Rad, Darius
Publisher: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2010-06-24
Keywords: Contemporary Iran modernity
Islam
Political Islam
Religion
State
Tradition
Abstract: The title of this study raises questions about the meaning and the significance of the words 'modernity', 'tradition' and 'Political Islam' in contemporary Iran. The purpose of this study is to reveal true meanings of the thoughts and practises of the post-revolution Iranian elites and intellectuals, in relations to and alongside the social events, to emphasize the existence of a modernisation process in the institution of state and the moderate re-interpretation of Islam in the religious establishment, which together have given rise to the distinctly Iranian features of political development. This study shall be in a socio-historical setting because political changes and social events in contemporary Iran are difficult to identify and impossible to understand unless their roots are discovered in their true locations.
Description: Promotores: Peter Mair, Mohamed Salih
Faculty: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Citation: Rad, D., 2010, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/15789
 

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