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Nasr, Seyyed Vali Reza 1960-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 227 publications in 7 languages and 14,051 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Television news programs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS63.1, 297.8209045
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Most widely held works by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
The Shia revival : how conflicts within Islam will shape the future by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the ways in which struggles between the Shia and Sunni in the Middle East will affect the region's future, offering insight into the power conflicts between Iran and Saudi Arabia for political and spiritual leadership of the Muslim world
The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former State Department advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan and bestselling author Vali Nasr delivers a sharp indictment of America's flawed foreign policy and outlines a new relationship with the Muslim world and with new players in the changing Middle East. In this essential new book, Vali Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. Nasr takes readers behind the scenes at the State Department and reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders. Meanwhile, the true economic threats, China and Russia, were quietly expanding their influence in the region. And a second Arab Spring is brewing--not a hopeful clamor for democracy but rage at the United States for its foreign policy of drones and assassinations. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge of the Middle East and firsthand experience in diplomacy, Nasr offers a powerful reassessment of American foreign policy that directs the country away from its failing relationships in the Middle East (such as with Saudi Arabia) toward more productive, and less costly, partnerships with other foreign allies (such as Turkey). Forcefully persuasive, Vali Nasr's book is a game changer for America as it charts a course in the Muslim world, Asia, and beyond."--
Democracy in Iran : history and the quest for liberty by Ali Gheissari( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Ali Gheissari and Vali Nasr look at the political history of Iran in the modern era, and offer an in-depth analysis of the prospects for democracy to flourish there. After having produced the only successful Islamist challenge to the state, a revolution, and an Islamic Republic, Iran is now poised to produce a genuine and indigenous democratic movement in the Muslim world. Democracy in Iran is neither a sudden development nor a western import, Gheissari and Nasr argue. The concept of democracy in Iran today may appear to be a reaction to authoritarianism, but it is an old idea with a complex history, one that is tightly interwoven with the main forces that have shaped Iranian society and politics, institutions, identities, and interests. Indeed, the demand for democracy first surfaced in Iran a century ago at the end of the Qajar period, and helped produce Iran's surprisingly liberal first constitution in 1906. Gheissari and Nasr seek to understand why democracy failed to grow roots and lost ground to an autocratic Iranian state. Why was democracy absent from the ideological debates of the 1960s and 1970s? Most important, why has democracy now become a powerful social, political, and intellectual force? How have modernization, social change, economic growth, and the experience of the revolution converged to make this possible?" "Gheissari and Nasr trace the fortunes of the democratic ideal from the inchoate demands for rule of law and constitutionalism of a century ago to today's calls for individual rights and civil liberties. In the process they provide not just a fresh look at Iran's politics but also a new understanding of the way in which democracy can develop in a Muslim country."--Jacket
Forces of fortune : the rise of the new Muslim middle class and what it will mean for our world by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned Middle East expert Vali Nasr's bestselling The Shia Revival profoundly transformed the debate about the Iraq War by unveiling how the Sunni-Shia rift was driving the insurgency. Now, in Forces of Fortune, Nasr presents a paradigm-changing revelation that will transform the understanding of the Muslim world at large. He reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world -- a new business-minded middle class -- that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the key to winning the cold war against Iran and extremists. His groundbreaking analysis will utterly rewrite the wisdom about how the West can best contend with the threat of Islamic extremism, as well as about what we can expect from the Muslim world in the future. The great battle for the soul of Iran, the Arab world, Pakistan, and the entire region will be fought not over religion, Nasr reveals, but over business and capitalism. -- Book jacket
Islamic leviathan : Islam and the making of state power by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamization is commonly seen as the work of Islamist movements who have forced their ideology on ruling regimes and other hapless social actors. There is little doubt that ruling regimes and disparate social and political actors alike are pushed in the direction of Islamic politics by Islamist forces. However, Islamist activism and its revolutionary and utopian rhetoric only partly explain this trend. Here, Nasr argues that the state itself plays a key role in embedding Islam in the politics of Muslim countries. Focusing on Malaysia and Pakistan, Nasr argues that the turn to Islam is a facet of the state's drive to establish hegemony over society and expand its powers and control
The vanguard of the Islamic revolution : the Jamaʻat-i Islami of Pakistan by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

17 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. He focuses on the inherent tension between the movement's idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law and its political agenda of socioeconomic change for Pakistani society. Nasr's work goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse sociopolitical roots of contemporary Islamic revivalism, challenging many of the standard interpretations about political expressions of Islam.--Publisher description
Mawdudi and the making of Islamic revivalism by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nasr examines the life and thought of Mawlana Mawdudi, one of the first and most important Islamic ideological thinkers. Mawdudi was the first to develop a modern political Islamic ideology, and a plan for social action to realize his vision. The prolific writings and indefatigable efforts of Mawdudi's party, the Jamaat-i-Islami, first in India and later in Pakistan, have disseminated his ideas far and wide. His views have informed revivalism from Morocco to Malaysia. Nasr discerns the events that led Mawdudi to a revivalist perspective, and probes the structure of his thought, in order to gain fresh insights into the origins of Islamic revivalism. He argues that Islamic revivalism did not simply develop as a cultural rejection of the West, rather it was closely tied to questions of communal politics and its impact on identity formation, discourse of power in plural societies, and nationalism. Mawdudi's discourse, though aimed at the West, was motivated by Muslim-Hindu competition for power in British India.; His aim, according to Nasr, was to put forth a view of Islam whose invigorated, pristine, and uncompromising outlook would galvanize Muslims into an ideologically uniform and hence politically indivisible community. In time, this view developed a life of its own and evolved into an all-encompassing perspective on society and politics, and has been a notable force in South Asia and Muslim life and thought across the Muslim world
Shiʻism : doctrines, thought, and spirituality by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in history by Seyyed Hossein Nasr( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forces of fortune : the rise of the new Muslim middle class and what it will mean for our world by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vali Nasr offers a dissection of the problem the West faces with Iran and reveals how, by building strong ties to the new, pragmatic business class that is emerging in Iran, the West can pull the rug of power out from under the extremist mullahs and forge strong new alliances in the region
The dispensable nation : American foreign policy in retreat by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vali Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. Nasr takes readers behind the scenes at the State Department and reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders
The rise of Islamic capitalism : why the new Muslim middle class is the key to defeating extremism by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meccanomics : the march of the new Muslim middle class by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renown Middle East expert Vali Nasr reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world - a new business-minded middle class that is building a vibrant Muslim world economy
Can the world tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons? : Krauthammer and Yadlin vs. Zakaria and Nasr : the Munk debate on Iran( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With tensions between Iran, Israel, and Western powers reaching new highs over the Islamic Republic's nuclear enrichment program, the tenth edition of the Munk Debates investigates how the world should respond to Iran's nuclear ambitions. For some, the case for a pre-emptive strike on Iran is ironclad. An Iranian bomb would flood the volatile Middle East with nuclear weapons and trap Israel in a state of perilous insecurity ' along with much of the world's oil supply. Others argue that a nuclear Iran could be the very stabilizing force that the region needs, as the threat of nuclear war makes conventional conflicts more risky. These same voices also ask: can the West and Israel afford to attack Iran when doing so could roll back the Arab Spring and re-entrench reactionary forces throughout the Middle East' In this edition of the Munk Debates ' Canada's premier international debate series ' former Israel Defense Forces head of military intelligence Amos Yadlin, Pulitzer Prize'winning political commentator Charles Krauthammer, CNN host Fareed Zakaria, and Iranian-born academic Vali Nasr debate the consequences of a nuclear-armed Iran. For the first time ever, this electrifying debate, which played to a sold-out audience, is now available in print, along with candid interviews with the debaters. With tempers flaring between governments, the world's oil supply in peril, and global security at risk, the Munk Debate on Iran tries to answer: Can the world tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons'
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: John McCain discusses the insurgency in Iraq, Iran's nuclear program and other foreign policy challenges, and the upcoming 2006 elections. Dr. Vali Nasr, General Barry McCaffrey (Ret.) and journalist John Harwood offer analysis of the Iraqi insurgency, dealings with Iran, and domestic political concerns
The Oral history collection of the Foundation for Iranian Studies by Md.) Foundation for Iranian Studies (Bethesda( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamization of knowledge : a critical overview by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rivincita sciita : Iran, Iraq, Libano : la nuova mezzaluna by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International relations of an Islamist movement : the case of the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan by Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary issues in modern Islam by Karen Armstrong( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lecture on Islamic fundamentalism: where it comes from, its purposes, and its affect on present-day political issues
 
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The Shia revival : how conflicts within Islam will shape the future
Alternative Names
Nasr, S. V. R. 1960-

Naṣr, Saiyid Walī Riḍā 1960-

Nasr, Sayyid Vali Reza 1960-

Naṣr, Seyyed Valī Rez̤ā 1960-

Nasr, Vali.

Nasr, Vali 1960-

Nasr, Vali R. 1960-

Nasr Vali Reza

Naṣr, Valī Rez̤ā 1960-

Naṣr, Valī Rez̤ā 1960- Seyyed

Naṣr, Valī Rez̤ā Seyyed 1960-

Naṣr, Walī Riḍā 1960-

Naṣr, Walī Riḍā 1960- Saiyid

Naṣr, Walī Riḍā Saiyid 1960-

Vali Nasr Amerikaans professor

Vali Nasr US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Вали реза Наср

فالي نصر

ولی‌رضا نصر استاد دانشگاه آمریکایی

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Democracy in Iran : history and the quest for libertyForces of fortune : the rise of the new Muslim middle class and what it will mean for our worldIslamic leviathan : Islam and the making of state powerThe vanguard of the Islamic revolution : the Jamaʻat-i Islami of PakistanMawdudi and the making of Islamic revivalismExpectation of the millennium : Shiʻism in historyForces of fortune : the rise of the new Muslim middle class and what it will mean for our worldThe rise of Islamic capitalism : why the new Muslim middle class is the key to defeating extremismMeccanomics : the march of the new Muslim middle class