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Spotlight on Iran . . .

FEATURED BOOKS

Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran: Challenging the Status Quo

Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran: Challenging the Status Quo

Abbas Milani and Larry Diamond, editors

Despite the relative calm apparent in Iran today, there is unmistakable evidence of political, social, and cultural ferment stirring beneath the surface. The authors of Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran—a unique group of scholars, activists, and artists—explore that unrest and its challenge to the legitimacy and stability of the present authoritarian regime. Ranging from    More >

Civil Society in Syria and Iran: Activism in Authoritarian Contexts

Paul Aarts and Francesco Cavatorta, editors

What are the dynamics of civic activism in authoritarian regimes? How do new social actors—many of them informal, "below the radar" groups—interact with these regimes? What mechanisms do the power elite employ to deal with societal dissidence? The authors of Civil Society in Syria and Iran explore the nature of state-society relations in two countries that are experiencing    More >

Civil Society in Syria and Iran: Activism in Authoritarian Contexts
The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, 2nd edition

The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, 2nd edition

Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami, editors

This new edition of The Foreign Policies of Middle East States reflects the momentous events and shifting dynamics that have occurred in the region in the nearly fifteen years since the first edition was published. Working within a common analytical framework, the authors offer a theoretically grounded, systematic examination of the foreign policies of eleven states.    More >

Youth and Revolution in the Changing Middle East, 1908–2014

Haggai Erlich

Though there is much discussion of the role of youth in recent upheavals in the Middle East, there are few serious analyses of just what that role has been. Haggai Erlich sheds important light on this topic, focusing on the activism of educated young people in creating revolutionary change and the part played by higher education in shaping new generations of youth. Moving from the nineteenth    More >

Youth and Revolution in the Changing Middle East, 1908–2014
 

NEWS AND NOTES

The winner of the 2015 Gerner Grant for Professional Development (sponsored by LRP) is Dr. Jonneke Koomen, assistant professor of politics at Willamette University. The grant will support Dr. Koomen's 2015 visit to The Hague where she will do additional field research for her book project, "Unspeakable Suffering: Sexual Violence, Survivor Testimony, and International Justice in Africa."
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