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Ali Gheissari is the author of Iranian Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century (1998). He studied at Tehran University and Oxford, and is currently Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at the University of San Diego and Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Brown
University. He has published broadly on the intellectual and political history of modern Iran. Vali Nasris Professor of Middle East Politics and Associate Chair of Research at the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of
several books, including Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (OUP 2001). He has written extensively on Iran, the Middle East, political Islam, and state power and democratization.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Democracy -- Iran.