Dustar Iran: Siyasah wa-al-Dawlah fi-al-Jumhuriyah al-Islamiyah دستور إيران : السياسة والدولة في الجمهورية الاسلامية
By: Schirazi, Asghar شيرازي, أصغرShare
Arabic Edition of 'Constitution of Iran: politics and the state in the Islamic Republic', by Asghar Schirazi. Chronicling and analyzing political life in Iran since the revolution, this text sets out to demonstrate the gradual transformation of the state from intended theocracy and republic to a hierocracy in which Islam and the shari`a play a subordinate role.
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Schirazi, Asghar شيرازي, أصغر
Dar Al Mada, Damascus, 2002 Arabic Edition
16.5 x 24 CM
Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
This book is a milestone in our understanding of the ideology and practice of an Islamic state. Asghar Schirazi chronicles and analyzes political life in Iran since the revolution, showing the gradual transformation of the state from intended theocracy and republic to a hierocracy in which Islam and the shari'a play a subordinate role. He thus provides the context for the dramatic debate between reformists and traditionalists in Iran. Schirazi addresses the major contradictions inherent in the Iranian constitution--between its legalistic and democratic components on the one hand, and between the alleged potential of a legally and ideologically interpreted Islam to resolve social problems as against the growing evidence that this Islam is an inadequate legal and political basis for government. He charts the gradual replacement of Islamic legalism with a political practice based centrally on the interests of the state, and points to a growing crisis of the shari'a that will open the way for possible developments of Islam in the future.