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The Roots of Iran's Election Crisis

Saikal, Amin


The Iranian leadership's handling of the dispute over the June 2009 presidential election not only bitterly alienated a sizeable proportion of the population; it also deeply split the ruling clerics. The government has lost the support of many ranking Islamist figures, whose continued backing is necessary to maintain its coherence and effectiveness, and its legitimacy has been eroded. If it fails to modify its authoritarian Islamist mindset and power structure to claw back some, if not all, of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Survival
DOI: 10.1080/00396330903309873


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