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Democracy in modern Iran : Islam, culture, and political change

Author: ʻAlī Mīrsipāsī
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Introduction: democracy and culture -- The origins of secularism in Europe -- Modern visions of secularism -- A critical understanding of modernity -- Intellectuals and democracy -- Religious intellectuals -- Alireza Alavi-Tabar and political change -- The predicaments of Iranian public intellectuals -- An intellectual crisis in Iran -- Conclusion: modernity and its traditions.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: ʻAlī Mīrsipāsī
ISBN: 9780814795644 0814795641 9780814763445 0814763448
OCLC Number: 699604694
Description: XV, 217 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments Preface: "Where Is My Vote?" Introduction: Democracy and Culture 1 The Origins of Secularism in Europe 2 Modern Visions of Secularism 3 A Critical Understanding of Modernity 4 Intellectuals and Democracy 5 Religious Intellectuals 6 Alireza Alavi-Tabar and Political Change 7 The Predicaments of Iranian Public Intellectuals 8 An Intellectual Crisis in Iran Conclusion: Modernity and Its Traditions Notes Index About the Author
Responsibility: Ali Mirsepassi.
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