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Arjomand, Said Amir

Works: 54 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 15,908 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Said Amir Arjomand
The turban for the crown : the Islamic revolution in Iran by Said Amir Arjomand( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iranian revolution still baffles most Western observers. Few considered the rise of theocracy in a modernized state possible, and fewer thought it might result from a popular revolution. Said Amir Arjomand's The Turban for the Crown provides a thoughtful, painstakingly researched, and intelligible account of the turmoil in Iran which reveals the importance of this singular event for our understanding of revolutions. Providing crucial historical background, Arjomand examines both the structure of authority in Shi'ism (one of the two main branches of Islam) and the impact of the modern state on Iranian society, two factors essential to the comprehension of the revolution of 1979. He then describes the emergence of Khomeini; the infusion of petrodollars into the economy; the blatant political corruption; and Khomeini's disposal of Bakhtiar, Bani-Sadr, and Bazargan, consolidation of religious rule, and establishment of a constitution based on a new interpretation of Islamic principles
After Khomeini : Iran under his successors by Said Amir Arjomand( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many Americans, Iran is our most dangerous enemy--part of George W. Bush's "axis of evil" even before the appearance of Ahmadinejad. But what is the reality? How did Ahmadinejad rise to power, and how much power does he really have? What are the chances of normalizing relations with Iran? In After Khomeini, Saïd Amir Arjomand paints a subtle and perceptive portrait of contemporary Iran. This work, a sequel to Arjomand's acclaimed The Turban for the Crown, examines Iran under the successors of Ayatollah Khomeini up to the present day. He begins, as the Islamic Republic did, with Khomeini, offering a brilliant capsule biography of the man who masterminded the revolution that overthrew the Shah. Arjomand draws clear distinctions between the moderates of the initial phrase of the revolution, radicals, pragmatists, and hardliners, the latter best exemplified by Mahmud Ahmadinejad. Taking a chronological and thematic approach, he traces the emergence and consolidation of the present system of collective rule by clerical councils and the peaceful transition to dual leadership by the ayatollah as the supreme guide and the subordinate president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He explains the internal political quarrels among Khomeini's heirs as a struggle over his revolutionary legacy. And he outlines how the ruling clerical elite and the nation's security forces are interdependent politically and economically, speculating on the potential future role of the Revolutionary Guards. -- Publisher description
The Political dimensions of religion by Said Amir Arjomand( )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking civilizational analysis by Edward A Tiryakian( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the concept of 'civilization' has deep roots in the social sciences, there is an urgent need to re-think it for contemporary times. Rethinking Civilizational Analysis points to an exhaustion in using 'the nation state' and 'world system' as the basic macro-units of social analysis because they do not get to grips with the 'soft power' variable of cultural factors involved in global aspects of development. Also, globalization requires us to reconsider the link between civilization and a fixed or given territory
Authority and political culture in Shi'ism by Said Amir Arjomand( )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface Contributors 1 Introduction: Shi'ism, Authority, and Political Culture Said Amir Arjomand Part I Essays 2 Imam and Community in the Pre-Ghayba Period Etan Kohlberg 3 The Evolution of Popular Eulogy of the Imams among the Shi'a Mohammad-Dja'far Mahdjoub and John R. Perry 4 The Mujtahid of the Age and the Mulla-bashi: An Intermediate Stage in the Institutionalization of Religious Authority in Shi'ite Iran Said Amir Arjomand 5 In Between the Madrasa and the Marketplace: The Designation of Clerical Leadership in Modern Shi'ism Abbas Amanat 6 Constitutionalism and Clerical Authority Abdol Karim Lahidji 7 Shari'at Sangalaji: A Reformist Theologian of the Rida Shah Period Yann Richard and Kathryn Arjomand 8 Ideological Revolution in Shi'ism Said Amir Arjomand Part II Selected Sources 9 An Annotated Bibliography on Government and Statecraft Mohammad-Taqi Danishpazhouh and Andrew Newman 10 'Allama al-Hilli on the Imamate and Ijtihad John Cooper 11 Two Decrees of Shah Tahmasp Concerning Statecraft and the Authority of Shaykh 'All al-Karaki Said Amir Arjomand 12 The Muqaddas al-Ardabili on Taqlid John Cooper 13 Two Seventeenth-Century Persian Tracts on Kingship and Rulers William C. Chittick 14 Lives of Prominent Nineteenth-Century 'Ulama' from Tunika-buni's Qisas al-'Ulama' Hamid Dabashi 15 An Exchange between a Mujtahid and a Qajar Official Hamid Dabashi 16 Two Clerical Tracts on Constitutionalism Hamid Dabashi 17 Clerical Authority in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran Index
Constitutionalism and political reconstruction by Said Amir Arjomand( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rule of law, Islam, and constitutional politics in Egypt and Iran by Said Amir Arjomand( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers originally presented at two consecutive conferences entitled, "Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in Egypt and Iran," held in November 2008. Cf. Preface, page ix
Worlds of difference by Said Arjomand( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can differences be understood in social theory through comparisons, and how should social theory relate to regional studies to do so? This question has been prevalent within the sociological field for over a century, but is becoming increasingly important in a globalised age in which cultural borders are constantly challenged and rapidly changing. In this collection, Arjomand and Reis illuminate the importance of exploring spatial, cultural and intellectual differences beyond generalizations, attempting to understand diversity in itself as it takes shape across the world
Social theory and regional studies in the global age by Said Amir Arjomand( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. "Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age" moves beyond facile generalizations based on the historical experience of modernization in the West by highlighting differences rather than similarities and contrasts rather than commonalities, and by examining civilizational processes and culturally specific developmental patterns distinctive of different world regions. Essays combine comparative and historical sociology with civilizational analysis and the study of multiple and alternative modernities. Different patterns of modernization are compared within the framework of global/local compressed communication and interaction that results from globalization. The introductory chapter puts the present effort in the context of the seminal work of three generations of comparative sociologists, and what follows is a penetrating analysis of modernization and globality, opening the way for rectifying the erasure of the historical experience of a very sizeable portion of humankind from the foundation of social theory. --Provided by publisher
The Arab revolution of 2011 : a comparative perspective by Said Amir Arjomand( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we make sense of the Arab revolution of 2011? What were its successes, its failures, and significance in world history? The Arab Revolution of 2011 brings together a broad range of perspectives to explain the causes, processes, and consequences of the revolution of 2011 and its critical implications for the future. The contributors, in this major addition to the sociology of revolutions, step back from the earlier euphoria of the Arab Spring to provide a sober analysis of what is still an ongoing process of upheaval in the Middle East. The essays address the role of national armies and foreign military intervention, the character and structure of old regimes as determinants of peaceful or violent political transformation, the constitutional placement of Islam in post-revolutionary regimes, and the possibilities of supplanting authoritarianism with democracy. The revolution of 2011 is also examined within a broad historical perspective, comparing the dynamics of revolution and counterrevolution in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya with such epochal events as the European revolution of 1848 and Russia in 1917.--Publisher
The shadow of God and the Hidden Imam : religion, political order, and societal change in Shi'ite Iran from the beginning to 1890 by Said Amir Arjomand( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From nationalism to revolutionary Islam by St. Antony's College( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional politics in the Middle East : with special reference to Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan by Saïd Amir Arjomand( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of constitutional politics and constitution-making in the Middle East. The historical background and setting are fully explored in two substantial essays by Linda Darling and Said Amir Arjomand, placing the contemporary experience in the contexts, respectively, of the ancient Middle Eastern legal and political tradition and of nineteenth and twentieth century legal codification and political modernisation. These are followed by Ann Mayer's general analysis of the treatment of human rights in relation to Islam in Middle Eastern constitutions, and Nathan Brown's comparative scrutiny of the process of constitution-making in Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq with reference to the available constitutional theories which are shown to throw little or no light on it. The remaining essays are country by country case studies of Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq, the case of Iran having been covered by Arjomand as the special point of reference."--Jacket
Sociology of Shi'ite Islam : collected essays by Said Amir Arjomand( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology of Shi'ite Islam is a comprehensive study of the development of Shi'ism. Its bearers first emerged as a sectarian elite, then a hierocracy and finally a theocracy. Imamate, Occultation and the theodicy of martyrdom are identified as the main components of the Shi'ism as a world religion. In these collected essays Arjomand has persistenly developed a Weberian theoretical framework for the analysis of Shi'ism, from its sectarian formation in the eighth century through the establishment of the Safavid empire in the sixteenth century, to the Islamic revolution in Iran in the twentieth century. These studies highlight revolutionary impulses embedded in the belief in the advent of the hidden Imam, and the impact of Shiʻite political ethics on the authority structure of pre-modern Iran and the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Worlds of difference( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest book book in the SAGE Studies in International Sociology series, published in association with the International Sociological Association (ISA). With contributions from internationally renowned scholars, and a focussed emphasis on key themes such as citizenship, human rights, inequality and domination, this title offers a rich discussion of diversity and change within the social sciences
Studies on Persianate Societies = Pizhūhish dar jvameaʻ Fārsī zabān by Association for the Study of Persianate Societies( )

in Persian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimokrasi wa Islam dar qanoon-e-asasi-e-jadid-e Afghanistan = Democracy and Islam in the new constitution of Afghanistan( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reports on a conference held to identify ways in which the new constitution of Afghanistan could help put the country on the path to a strong, stable democracy characterized by good governance and rule of law. The participants identified practical ideas for those involved in drafting the constitution, particularly about the treatment of Islam
From nationalism to revolutionary Islam by Said Amir Arjomand( )

2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi'ism, political organization and societal change in pre-modern Iran : 1338-1850 by Said Amir Arjomand( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of God and the hidden imam : religion, polit. order, and societal change in Shi'ite Iran from the beginnings to 1890 by Said A Arjomand( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The turban for the crown : the Islamic revolution in Iran
After Khomeini : Iran under his successorsRethinking civilizational analysisConstitutionalism and political reconstructionThe shadow of God and the Hidden Imam : religion, political order, and societal change in Shi'ite Iran from the beginning to 1890Constitutional politics in the Middle East : with special reference to Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and AfghanistanDimokrasi wa Islam dar qanoon-e-asasi-e-jadid-e Afghanistan = Democracy and Islam in the new constitution of Afghanistan
Alternative Names
Amir, Arjomand Said

Amir Arjomand Said 1946-....

Arjomand, Sa ïd Amir.

Arjomand, Saï A. 1946-

Arjomand, Said A.

Arjomand, Saïd Amir

Arjomand, Saïd Amir 1946-

Saïd Amir Arjomand American sociologist

Saïd Amir Arjomand professor uit Iran

Saïd Amir Arjomand sociólogo estadounidense

Saïd Amir Arjomand sociologue américain

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