The Struggle for Development in Iran: The Evolution of Governance, Economy, and Society (Hardcover)

The Struggle for Development in Iran: The Evolution of Governance, Economy, and Society By Pooya Azadi, Mohsen B. Mesgaran, Matin Mirramezani Cover Image
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This book provides a multidimensional analysis of Iran's struggle for development between 1970 and 2020, focusing on fundamentals, institutions, and socioeconomic trends. The past several decades in Iran have been a period of sluggish and noninclusive economic growth, ill-fated social engineering with an Islamic template, political repression, and extensive environmental degradation. The intellectual discourse surrounding the impediments of growth in Iran has been dominated by an exaggerated notion of the role of ideology, class struggles, imperialism, and historical contingencies, overlooking the profound impacts of institutions and fundamental socioeconomic trends.

This book aims to fill this gap using positive economics and data-driven analysis to cover a wide array of topics, such as governance, corruption, macroeconomy, population dynamics, labor, financial systems, energy, water scarcity, and food security. Illustrating clearly the complex interactions among different dimensions of Iran's development, this book will be essential for researchers, policy makers, and journalists.

About the Author

Pooya Azadi is Manager of the Stanford Iran 2040 Project. Mohsen B. Mesgaran is Assistant Professor at University of California, Davis. Matin Mirramezani is Co-Founder of Generation Lab and an economics student at Stanford University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781503630468
ISBN-10: 1503630463
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 296
Language: English