State and Limits to Democracy, 1997–2005

Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr

in Democracy in Iran

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195189674
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784134 | DOI:
 							State and Limits to Democracy, 1997–2005

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This chapter examines the way in which state-building reignited the demand for democracy — producing a vibrant debate over balancing state-building and democracy promotion, and raising the prospects for a democratic state in Iran. Topics covered include the 1997 presidential elections, Khatami's reform program, and the emergence of a new conservatism.

Keywords: state-building; Khatami; reform; new conservatism; 1997 presidential elections

Chapter.  8093 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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