RELIGION & POLITICS

RELIGION 377S

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. Instructor: Kadivar

Day / Time: 

MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Location: 

Social Sciences 105

Instructor: 

Kadivar, Mohsen

Section: 

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