Religion and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran


The relationship between religion and politics; Islam and politics; Islamic political theology and ethics; stages of Shi'ite Islam and politics; Iran between two revolutions; political Islam; Khomeini's political thought; Iranian Constitution; tension between theocracy, secularism, and democracy; quasi-democracy and elections; expediency and secularization; civil and Islamic law; Muslim fundamentalists, traditionalists, and reformists; from competitive electoral to the non-competitive electoral authoritarian regime; women's rights; religious and ethnical minorities; foreign policy; revolutionary guards; Khomeini and Khamenei administrations; the future of Islamic republic of Iran.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 288S
  • HISTORY 265S
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