Dynamics of Change in Iran

DOMESTIC POLICY 31.05.2017
Serhan Afacan Executive Editor
Mehmet Koç Coordinator of Domestic Politics

Post-revolutionary Iran as an uneventful entity has ceased to be a prosaism among researchers and experts. This shift came about due to a set of multidimensional domestic and international developments occurring in the country since the late 1990s. The 1979 Iranian Revolution evidently brought Islam to the forefront by embracing it as the governing ideology, as well as the premise of directing the public space. Yet, several dynamic factors assumed a fundamental role in molding the political landscape and the related processes for the past three decades in post-Revolutionary Iran.

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