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The Political Economy of Modern Iran

Despotism and Pseudo-Modernism, 1926–1979

  • Authors
  • Homa Katouzian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Homa Katouzian
      Pages 1-4
  3. The State and Revolution: Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Homa Katouzian
      Pages 27-52
  4. The State and Counter Revolution: 1921-41

  5. Interregnum, Democracy and Dictatorship, 1941-61

  6. Petrolic Despotism, ‘Economic Development’ and the People’s Revolution, 1961-79

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 375-389

About this book

Introduction

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Keywords

economy Iran modernism political economy

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