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Democracy or State-Building? 1906–1941

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/10.1093/0195189671.003.0002
 							Democracy or State-Building? 1906–1941

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This chapter discusses the Constitutional Revolution of 1906-1911 and subsequent efforts to balance the demand for a viable state with the demand for democracy and rule of law. It then traces the rise and triumph of the Iranian state under Reza Shah between 1925 and 1941.

Keywords: Constitutional Revolution; state-building; Reza Shah; democracy; rule of law

Chapter.  9360 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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