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  • Political Thought of Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhariby Mahmood T. Davari

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari was a significant figure in the movement which brought the Islamic Republic of Iran into being. Mutahhari, a student of Ayatollah Khomeini and particularly close to his mentor, had broad theoretical concerns regarding religion, society and economy. He is generally considered as a prominent contemporary intellectual figure... more...

  • West and Islamby Mishal Fahm al-Sulami

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the relationship between Western and Islamic political ideas. The focus is on the similarities and differences between Western liberal democracy and shura - often seen as the Islamic counterpart to Western democracy. This is the first work to provide a direct and detailed comparison between the two systems of ideas, as given expression... more...

  • Revolutions in World Historyby Michael D. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    This broad comparative survey focuses on five big case studies, starting with the English Revolution in the seventeenth century, and going on to the Mexican, Russian, Vietnamese and Iranian Revolutions. Revolutions in World History traces the origins, developments, and outcomes of these revolutions, providing an understanding of the revolutionary... more...

  • Islam and Democracyby John L. Esposito; John Voll

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 39.99

    Religious resurgence and democratization have been two of the most significant developments of the last quarter of the twentieth century. Frequently they work together; other times they are at odds. In the muslim world, this relationship is of special importance because of the strength of the Islamic resurgence, and the intensity of muslim demands... more...

  • Regimes and Repertoiresby Charles Tilly

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The means by which people protest—that is, their repertoires of contention—vary radically from one political regime to the next. Highly capable undemocratic regimes such as China's show no visible signs of popular social movements, yet produce many citizen protests against arbitrary, predatory government. Less effective and undemocratic... more...

  • The Book of Government or Rules for Kingsby Hubert Darke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 190.00

    A translation of a classic 11th-century Persian text on behaviour and conduct in government, written between 1086 and 1091 by Nizam al-Mulk, who for over 30 years was Chief Minister of two successive rulers of the Seljuk, who had created an Empire which stretched from India to Egypt. more...

  • Dealing with Wars and Dictatorshipsby Liora Israel; Guillaume Mouralis

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Democratic ?transitions? in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Africa, often studied under the conceptual rubric of ?transitional justice?, have involved the formation of public policies toward the past that are multifaceted and often ambitious. Recent scholarship rarely questions the concepts and categories transposed from one country to another.... more...

  • Political Islamby Nazih Ayubi

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.95

    Islamic theocracy is now firmly established in fundamentalist Iran, and waves of fundamentalism are sweeping the entire Islamic world, and its diaspora. This book examines the claim of those Islamists who contend that, as a belief system and a way of life, Islam carries with it a theory of politics and the state which should be applied unquestioningly.... more...

  • Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iranby Tazmini Ghoncheh

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 45.00

    The Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the Iranian Revolution of 1979 are two examples of dramatic, sudden and extraordinary political upheaval that significantly altered the nature of the state and society in the modern age. Here, Ghoncheh Tazmini provides an unprecedented comparative look at these two major revolutions of the twentieth century: their... more...

  • Jihad and its Interpretation in Pre-Colonial Moroccoby Amira K. Bennison

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book investigates the importance of waging jihad for legitimacy in pre-colonial Morocco. It counters colonial interpretations of the pre-colonial Moroccan sultanate as hopelessly divided into territories of 'obedience' and 'dissidence' by suggesting that state-society warfare was one aspect of a constant process of political negotiation. Detailed... more...