Power and Change in Iran

Politics of Contention and Conciliation

by Daniel Brumberg and Farideh Farhi

Contributions by Payam Mohseni, Kevan Harris, Shervin Malekzadeh, Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Kourosh Rahimkhani, Yasmin Alem, Mehrangiz Kar, Azadeh Pourzand, Fatemeh Haghighatjoo and Shadi Mokhtari

Published by: Indiana University Press

328 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 7 b&w illus., 2 tables

  • Paperback
  • 9780253020765
  • Published: April 2016


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253020680
  • Published: April 2016


  • eBook
  • 9780253020796
  • Published: April 2016


This volume provides an unparalleled and timely look at political, social, economic, and ideological dynamics in contemporary Iran. Through chapters on social welfare and privatization, university education, the role and authority of the Supreme Leader, the rule of law, the evolving electoral system, and the intense debate over human rights within and outside the regime, the contributors offer a comprehensive overview of Iranian politics. Their case studies reveal a society whose multiple vectors of contestation, negotiation, and competition are creating possibilities for transformation that are yet to be realized but whose outcome will affect the Islamic Republic, the region, and relations with the United States.