The Islamic Republic: Politics and Religion in the Modern History of Iran

How did the Iranian government go from being a progressive, pro-Western monarchy to a repressive Islamic Republic within the span of a century? Trace the evolution of the Iranian government over the course of the mid-and late-20th century through political events, ideologies, discourses, and intellectual and cultural movements.

PARMIDA ESMAEILPOUR is a Master's candidate at the University of British Columbia Department of Political Science and Visiting Graduate Student at the Simon Fraser University School for International Studies. Her research looks at security, political violence, and subversive non-state groups and movements in the Middle East. She also acts as the Project Assistant of the Institute of Asian Research's Greater Central Asia Initiative, Research Assistant at Syracuse University's Iran Data Portal, and Junior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society.

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