Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Factional Rivalries And Socio-Cultural Developments

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter analyzes the various positions of the political factions of the Iranian political elite on socio-cultural issues. It explains the impact of the rivalry for power between the different political factions on socio-cultural developments in Iran between 1979 and 2008. The chapter discusses the socio-cultural developments during the leaderships of Khomeini, Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Khatami, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It focuses on the role and position of women in the IRI, the situation of the public media, and the intellectual debates on the relation between state and religion, the type of political system, the role of the clergy in politics, and on the velayat-efaqih system. The decline of the Islamic ideology combined with the failure of economic reform, confront the IRI with the greatest challenge to its legitimacy since the revolution. Both the public and the press openly question the role of Islam and the concept of the velayat-e faqih.

Keywords: Hashemi Rafsanjani; Iran; IRI; Khomeini; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohammad Khatami; socio-cultural developments; velayat-e faqih



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Power, Islam, and Political Elite in Iran — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation