Parliamentary Form of Government, Habitus and Violence: The Case of Iran (1906–1925)

  • Behrouz Alikhani
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Abstract

This chapter explains how and why a parliamentary form of government collapsed, using as an empirical example the case of the Constitutional Monarchy (1906–1925) in Iran. The figurational and processual approach of Norbert Elias is relevant to the close connection between the process of democratization and the civilizing process. Although this approach has been developed through European empirical examples, it could be applied to other structured societies as well. The chapter seeks to demonstrate that this approach helps to understand and explain problems of democratization, especially in some Middle Eastern societies.

Keywords

Democratization and de-democratization Process sociology Constitutional monarchy Iran Reza Khan 

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  • Behrouz Alikhani
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  1. 1.Westphalian Wilhelms-University in MuensterMünsterGermany

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