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Shi‘ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran: With a focus on Wilayat al-Faqih Ibrahim Moussawi

Shi‘ism and the Democratisation Process in Iran: With a focus on Wilayat al-Faqih

Ibrahim Moussawi

Published January 16th 2012
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215 pages
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Since its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. Shiism and the Democratisation Process in Iran examines the fundaments of Irans Islamic governance and asks the pivotalMoreSince its emergence in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has remained a conundrum for observers, particularly in the West. Shiism and the Democratisation Process in Iran examines the fundaments of Irans Islamic governance and asks the pivotal question: can democracy and Islam cohere?Addressing Wilayat al-Faqih, or rule by the jurisprudent €“ the theory upon which the Islamic Republic was constructed €“ he asserts that the system upholds both individual and communal rights, and provides scope for citizens to express their interests. Moussawi draws on the history and theological underpinnings of Shii Islam to argue that in todays Iran, politics and religion are neither rigid nor in diametric opposition. Exhaustively researched, Shiism and the Democratisation Process in Iran marks an invaluable addition to the growing oeuvre of books on Iran.