Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics

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Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics

By Ali Rahnema

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Examines the endurance and influence of mystical beliefs on political strategy in Iran from the Safavid dynasty to the present day. Rahnema demonstrates, with examples from contemporary Iranian politics, that this has allowed leaders to present themselves as representatives of the divine, and their rivals as the embodiment of evil.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Political Science -> World Politics

Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics
From Majlesi to Ahmadinejad
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/6/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139063898
ISBN 13: 9781139063890
Print ISBN: 9781107005181

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