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The Triumph of the State, 1941–1979

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/10.1093/0195189671.003.0003
 							The Triumph of the State, 1941–1979

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This chapter focuses on the state formation between 1941 and 1979. It examines key events and actors that determined the balance of power between state and society, development and opposition to it, and the eventual concentration of power in the Pahlavi state between 1954 and 1979. The evolution of various ideologies and their effects on Iranian politics is also discussed.

Keywords: state-building; society; power; Pahlavi state; Iranian politics

Chapter.  13170 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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