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Contents Preface Note on Transliteration Prologue: In Search of a National Covenant Part I. Constituting a National Community (1906¿1953) 1. Constitutional Trial and Error 2. Pahlavist Absolutism 3. Restoration of Parliamentary Politics Part II. Authoritarian Supremacy: Consolidation and Collapse (1953¿1979) 4. The Trajectories of Monarchism 5. Revolution: Chronicle of an Implosion 6. The Edifice and Emplacements of Royal Rule 7. Elective Affinities: Western Imperial Interests and Authoritarian Monarchy 8. The Architecture of Royalist Hegemony 9. A Culture of Confrontation Part III. The Eclipse of Popular Sovereignty: Iran since 1979 10. The Unfolding of Clerical Rule: Oligarchy by Divine Right? 11. The Culture of Politics: The Presence and Absence of the Past 12. Predicaments and Prospects Epilogue: The Resilience of Modernity Abbreviations Notes Index
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Democracy -- Iran.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 20th century.