Studies in Iranian Politics
This series offers much-needed insights into the internal and external dynamics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A major player in the Middle East, Iran faces a range of challenges and opportunities that have significant ramifications for its citizens and the neighbourhood. Questions of political representation, Islamic rule, as well as youth and civil society movements are contentious topics in a state that feels besieged by hostile forces. The intersection of such factors present fascinating case-studies. Studies in Iranian Politics will publish ground-breaking research that draw on original sources and contribute to our understanding of contemporary Iran. The Advisory Board for this series includes Prof. Mohammed Ayoob (Michigan State University), Prof. Anoush Ehteshami (Durham University), Prof. Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University) and Prof. Mahmood Sariolghalam (Shahid Beheshti University).