Islamic revolution and Khomeini

Islamic revolution and Khomeini - 1. Islamic revolution and...

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1. Islamic revolution and Khomeini a. Rentier State i. Do not rely on the collection of taxes for their revenue 2. Constitutional structure a. Assembly of experts i. Elected into office (sort of congress…look like a congress…but not) ii. Elected about 8 years iii. Current about 86 clerical members iv. Sole function is to elect the supreme leader 1. Does he meet the criteria that we put down in the constitution 2. Who can fill the job in the case of a sudden death. 3. Have the power to tell the Fagih to step down. b. Fagih i. Highest authority is the Islamic republic ii. Temporal and Religious authority iii. Being a scholar and teacher, understanding and studying the Koran iv. Philosopher v. Should be an Ayatollah vi. Talks about the political world and what is going on in the world, but does not actually get involved. vii.Cannot make laws or introduce the crees viii. “cheerleader of the regime” 1. Appoints the police, judiciary, heads of media
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