This book analyzes the reform movement in Iran and traces its political roots from the beginning of the 20th century to its relative demise with the purging of the Green Movement after the 2009 disputed elections. The author explains how this movement was shaped in a country with an authoritarian Islamist regime, how it grew, and what its achievements are, including its failures and setbacks. The project will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of Middle Eastern politics and sociology, Iranian politics, democracy, and the US-Iran relations. Majid Mohammadi is Independent Scholar, Analyst, and Freelance Writer for Radio Free Europe.
Part I. Background -- Chapter 1. Civil Resistance and the Non-violent State Building Process in Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century Iran -- Chapter 2. Iranian Reform Movement (IRM) and Political Development in the Last Quarter of 20th Century -- Part II. Foundations and Platforms -- Chapter 3. The Nature of IRM: Existence and Causes -- Chapter 4. Opportunities Lost: IRM and Human Rights -- Part III. Movement of Movements -- Chapter 5. IRM and the Iranian Women’s Movement: Feminism Interacted -- Chapter 6. IRM and the Iranian Reformist Press: Survival and Development -- Chapter 7. IRM and the Iranian Student Movement -- Part IV. Contextual Framework and Influential Forces -- Chapter 8. Dual Military System and the Framework for Counter-movement -- Chapter 9. Internet and the Treasure House of Information -- Part V. New Era of Protests -- Chapter 10. Prelude to the Green Movement -- Chapter 11. The Green Movement and Ordeal of Democracy