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Introduction

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

in Democracy in Iran

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195189674
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784134 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195189671.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of Iran's experiences in state-building. It then discusses the prospects of democracy in Iran, Iranian history in the 20th century, and theories of state-building and democratization. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: state-building; democracy; democratization; Iranian history

Chapter.  7184 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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