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|Document Type:||Book, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Eva Patricia Rakel
|ISBN:||9789047425083 9047425081 9004171762 9789004171763|
|Description:||1 online resource (xxviii, 302 p. :) : ill., maps.|
|Contents:||Acknowledgements Maps, Tables, Figures, and Appendices Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1 Theoretical Framework 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Nature of the Political System in the Islamic Republic of Iran 1.3 Studies of the Political Elite 1.4 The Iranian Political Elite 1.5 Foreign Policy and Geopolitics 1.6 The Role of Shi'ism in the Foreign Policy of the IRI 1.7 Summary Chapter 2 Power Structures and Factional Rivalries in the Islamic Republic of Iran 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The Formal Power Structure 2.3 The Informal Power Structure 2.4 Economic Resources of the Political Elite 2.5 Elite Recruitment 2.6 Factional Rivalries since the Islamic Revolution 2.7 Summary Chapter 3 Factional Rivalries and Economic Policies 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Economic Restructuring during Khomeini's Leadership (1979-1989) 3.3 Economic Reform during Rafsanjani's Presidency (1989-1997) 3.4 Economic Impasse during Khatami's Presidency 3.5 Poverty Alleviation-The Main Goal since Ahmadinejad's Presidency 2005 3.6 Summary Chapter 4 Factional Rivalries and Socio-Cultural Developments 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Socio-Cultural Developments during Khomeini's Leadership (1979-1989) 4.3 Socio-Cultural Developments during Rafsanjani's Presidency 1989-1997 4.4 Socio-Cultural Developments during Khatami's Presidency 1997-2005 4.5 Socio-Cultural Developments during Ahmadinejad's Presidency (since 2005) 4.6 Summary Chapter 5 Factional Rivalries and Foreign Policy 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the Islamic Republic of Iran 5.3 Foreign Policy in the Period of Khomeini's Leadership (1979-1989) 5.4 Foreign Policy during Rafsanjani's Presidency (1989-1997) 5.5 Foreign Policy during Khatami's Presidency (1997-2005) 5.6 Foreign Policy since Ahmadinejad's Presidency (2005-2008) Chapter 6 Factional Rivalries and Iran-European Union Relations 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Iran-European Union Relations during Khomeini's Leadership (1979-1989) 6.3 Iran-European Union Relations during Rafsanjani's Presidency (1989-1997) 6.4 Iran-European Union Relations during Khatami's Presidency (1997-2005) 6.5 Iran-European Union Relations since Ahmadinejad's Presidency (2005-) 6.6 Summary Chapter 7 The European Union Policy towards Iran 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Critical and Comprehensive Dialogue 7.3 Iran-European Union Energy Policy Dialogue 7.4 Iran-European Union Working Group on Trade and Investment 7.5 Iran-European Union Human Rights Dialogue 7.6 The Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 7.7 Summary Conclusion Appendices Glossary References Importnt websites from Iran of members of the political elite, state organizations, non-governmental organizations, and Intellectuals/political activists Index|
|Series Title:||International comparative social studies, v. 18|
|Responsibility:||by Eva Patricia Rakel.|
"[A]n important contribution to understanding a country that defies easy classification." Ray Takeyh, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, Vol. 54, No. 2 (2012), pp. 183-184.