The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future (Paperback)

The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future

By Nader Hashemi (Editor), Danny Postel (Editor)

Melville House Publishing, 9781935554387, 439pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

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Description

Since 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in three decades of rule. The Green Movement has been described as an Iranian Intifada, a great emancipatory event, and an extraordinary, social revolution. This book explores the debates which have emerged from this social movement.


About the Author

Nader Hashemi teaches Middle East and Islamic politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of "Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies."

Danny Postel is the author of" Reading "Legitimation Crisis" in Tehran: Iran and the Future of Liberalism."


Praise For The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future

"Hashemi and Postel offer a rich, consistently engaging anthology that makes an important effort to provide 'an intellectual and political roadmap' to understanding Iran's tumultuous 2009 presidential election...the facts, analysis, shading, and nuance these pieces provide will allow the reader to better understand whatever direction Iran may take in the future."
Publishers Weekly

"In bringing together these essential texts from and about Iran's Green movement, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel have opened the door for critical engagement with one of the most significant movements in the Middle East today."
Orhan Pamuk, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature

"The editors of this collection have put together an extraordinary resource to help further the development of democracy and social justice in Iran. It brings together vital contributions to the debate about Iran's future and invites all those concerned with this future to become active participants in its definition."
David Held, London School of Economics & Political Scicence

"This anthology illuminates the ethical demands at the core of Iran's Green Movement, one of the most vibrant and promising social forces on the global horizon. The People Reloaded plunges is into a defining conflict of modern political history: how nonviolent democratic resistance might succeed in the face of a repressive regime. Defeat often seems inevitable and change never seems to come fast enough. And then, all of a sudden, the dam bursts, time accelerates and nothing can stop it. This welcome volume provides an anatomy of how this process is unfolding in Iran today, whatever its eventual outcome."
Simon Critchley, New School for Social Research

"Words, yes, words and justice and bodies--that's all the Iranian human earthquake called the Green Movement has had on its side from the start of is peaceful insurrection. The bodies have been beaten and jailed and persecuted and the justice is a long time coming, but the words, the indispensable words that have always been at the heart of that country's history, the words are finally available in one crucial and moving and thought-provoking book. Here is proof--as if Gandhi needed proof, as if King needed proof--that the people of Iran will prevail."
Ariel Dorfman, playwright and author

"The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future includes very insightful, informative, and original brief analyses by outstanding Iran specialists such as Asef Bayat, Ervand Abrahamian, Fred Halliday, Reza Aslan, Juan Cole, and Robin Wright. Readers may take their pick among numerous readable articles from inside and outside Iran and find new and varied views that shed much light on the genesis, development, and future of this important movement."
Nikki Keddie, Author of Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution

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