Religion and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Examines ethical crises of Islamic regime: Did Islamic Republic promote ethics or decline morality? Analyzes tensions between secularism, democracy and theocracy; semi-democracy and semi-dictatorship; Shi’i doctrine of imamate and the theory of guardianship of the jurist; I.RI. Constitution; the doctrine of justice versus the privileges of the ruling political order; the role of Shari`a in law making; controversial religious issues in reformist discourses; women’s rights; religious and ethnical minorities; identity, diversity and power; traditionalists, reformists and fundamentalists; the administration of two supreme leaders and six presidents; Shi’a authorities and revolutionary guards. One course.