The Iranian Green Movement and the Journey of Democracy in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cmc_theses/1315
Author(s):
Duran, Alejandro A
Tags:
Iran; Democracy; Islamic Revolution; History; Islamic World and Near East History
thesis / dissertation description
The Green Movement of 2009 was a moment where the Iranians took to the streets and protested for democracy. This is nothing new, throughout the whole 20th century gave Iranian people many different options of their country. This thesis examines those moments and differentiates the Green Movement as an event that is unique in that it has not yet led to top-down reforms. Previous literature has yet to incorporate the Green Movement in contemporary analysis of Iranian history.