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The revival of nationalism and secularism in modern Iran

Abdolmohammadi, Pejman (2015) The revival of nationalism and secularism in modern Iran. LSE Middle East Centre paper series, 11. LSE Middle East Centre, London, UK.

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Abstract

Iran is currently facing a time of demographic and ideological change. As the post-revolutionary generation has emerged into political awareness, there has been a revival of interest in democracy, nationalism, secularism and constitutionalism, and a heterogenic protest movement has gathered strength – particularly among young Iranians. This working paper aims to investigate these ongoing trends of secularisation and nationalism, as well as the response of the government. While the younger generation is not yet able to compete on a political level with the élite of the Islamic Republic, they do have potential, in the next decade, to establish a new ruling class able to change the political landscape of Iran.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/middleEastCentre/home.aspx
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Collections > Middle East Centre Paper Series
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 13:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64581

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