Iranian Politics

Iranian Politics - a. Extends public health to rule areas...

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Iranian Politics 1. Social arrangements a. Bazaars b. Compounds 2. US and Iran a. Politics of oil i. AIOC b. Theories of third world , modernization and authoritarianism . i. Move away from traditional ties as move from rural settings to urban settings 3. White Revolution a. Goal : modernization i. Become a state that looks like the west but under an authoritarian ruling ii. Foster economic growth 1. Industrialization a. Start financing heavy industry products by building dams, roads, privatizing a lot of government 2. Land reform a. …makes it possible to own a portion of land b. Invests a lot in the mechanization of farm machinery c. Secularization- move away from church 3. Urbanization a. Schools, libraries, electricity to everyone 4. Education reform a. Make education available to everyone by building schools and making them free and compulsory. b. Woman are allowed to go to school and get degree 5. Healthcare
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Unformatted text preview: a. Extends public health to rule areas and small villages 6. Clothing a. Women are not allowed to be covered from head to toe 7. Not allowed to meet in large groups, protest against the Shah 8. SAVAK- organized political police of the regime a. Police, court, prison system b. Students and protesters are first to be sent away because protest is not allowed b. Means : authoritarian c. Unanticipated consequences Reza Shah Pahlavi (1925-1941) Ousted Ulema clergy AIOC Anglo Iranian Oil Company 1951-1953 Mohammed Mossadegh, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Population Persian, Kurds, Arabs, Afghanistan Tehran- end up having a north and south divide in the city. The north is the richer area of the two (Persians). South has the Arabs, Afghans, Kurds, very poor, very focused on religion, very unhappy with the situation. Revolutionary guard...
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course POLS 106 taught by Professor Morrell during the Spring '07 term at UConn.

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