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Title: The politics of reform in Iran (1997-2005): The development of the electoral processes, the rise of political movements and the evolution of civil society
Author: Razavi, Reza
ISNI:       0000 0001 1175 8114
Awarding Body: Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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The contemporary reform movement in Iran came into being when Mohammad Khatami won the 1997 election with a landslide victory over his pro-conservative candidate, Ali Akbar Nateq Nuri. Khatami's victory created a political, social and cultural dynamic within the country, unseen since 1981. As a result, hope for political reform and greater democracy was generated within society. The politics of reform increased political participation in several elections, activated the political movements and gave Iran's weak civil society a chance to revitalise itself The latent potential for in the three areas found vigorous expression during the two terms of Khatami's presidency.
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Qualification Name: Dhil--Manchester, 2008 Qualification Level: Doctoral
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