TITLE

Monumental Miscalculation

AUTHOR(S)
Ansari, Ali
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
World Today;Jul2009, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the political miscalculation of people's response to the 2009 election results in Iran. The Islamic Revolution's struggle for legitimacy, which has centered around Islam and republicanism, is explored. According to the article, how best to define and secure legitimacy concerned the political elites. The political engineering of the 2004 campaign for parliament and how President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used money and patronage to help him win the presidency are discussed.
ACCESSION #
43893473

 

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