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SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Modern Iran in Perspective

Authors: Pirzadeh, Ali

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  • Highlights the various impacts of modernity in Iran to identify fundamental, but often neglected issues for understanding present-day Iran
  • Presents an apolitical study of modern Iran that neither subscribes to an ideological stance, nor promotes a school of thought
  • Provides a companion to the author’s book, Iran Revisited, to help offer a better understanding of the arguments in the study, without repeating theoretical reasoning from the previous work
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This book highlights fundamental, but often neglected, issues important for a better understanding of present-day Iran. It underlines the idea that the most effective means for a nation to meet challenges and practices of the modern era lies with the fundamental values and norms that resonate with its inhabitants.

This book is meant to be a companion to the author’s published book Iran Revisited: Exploring the Historical Roots of Culture, Economics, and Society that expands upon that book’s ideas, without repeating its theoretical reasoning. Its goal is to offer a better understanding of the current and evolving situations in Iran.  In this regard, the author tried to clarify his position through a host of suggestions, most notably, the need to consider social rights as the bare minimum but extremely imperative criteria in our contemporary discourse for the betterment of our society.  These rights, he argues, are the most fundamental tenets of any community that strives to succeed and flourish. 

In this context, the underlying discussion rests on the following claim: the most persisting problems in Iran are the outcomes of the gradual regression of the people’ mindset that persistently overlooked their heritage and value system in favor of imitating ideas that were/are neither compatible with their culture and history, nor applicable to the country’s socioeconomic conditions.  The author, therefore, presumed that these predicaments are self-inflicted: they were neither caused by a specific state, nor belong to a historical period, or individual(s); they cannot be characterized by political or economic terminologies, but are firmly rooted in people inability to recognize that the most vital principle in developing and propelling a nation forward is the existence of a unified people. 

About the authors

Ali Pirzadeh has more than 25 years’ experience as an Economist in the fields of Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Macroeconomics, and Transitional Economies. He has taught, researched, and worked with universities, government institutions and international organizations in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Mr. Pirzadeh received his PhD in Economics and MS in Economics from University of Washington in Seattle, WA, his M.A. in Sociology from University of Massachusetts, and his M.Ed. in Education from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25708-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25707-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Iran in Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25708-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25708-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-25707-1
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 111
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