The Political Economy of Iran

Development, Revolution and Political Violence

  • Farhad Gohardani
  • Zahra Tizro

Part of the Political Economy of Islam book series (PEoI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 1-24
  3. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 25-60
  4. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 61-77
  5. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 79-128
  6. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 129-187
  7. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 189-228
  8. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 229-257
  9. Farhad Gohardani, Zahra Tizro
    Pages 259-288
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 289-343

About this book


The book explores the relation between truth, trust and wealth in the modern history of Iran, and provides an up-to-date theoretical understanding of Iran and investigates the lack of stability, development and wealth creation in the country. Tragedy of confusion alongside unstable coalitions, frequent crises and socio-political violence result in an inability to build a solid foundation for the process of wealth creation via generation of trust in institutions. Drawing upon the latest research in economics, psychology, politics and philosophy, this study offers a new theoretical framework for interpretation of the Iranian modern history and its troubled experience of development. This monograph will appeal to researchers, scholars, graduate students, policy makers and anyone interested in the Middle Eastern politics, Iran, development studies and political economy.

Farhad Gohardani is an economist who has worked as a researcher on socio-economic development in Iran, at the University of York and York St John University. He is also a Media Commentator in the UK.  

Zahra Tizro is Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychological and Social Sciences, York St John University, UK. 


Iran Middle east Political economy Development in the middle east political violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Farhad Gohardani
    • 1
  • Zahra Tizro
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent EconomistYorkUK
  2. 2.University of East London (UEL)LondonUK

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