Iran


  • Modernization and Westernization under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in Iran: impact of Western influence; White Revolution; nature of society; 1979 Revolution

Modernisation vs Westernisation:

Fukuyama & Huntington. Article by Dennis Florig, Professor of International Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul

http://www.dflorig.com/CHAP2.html


Iran under Reza Shah, 1921-1941

http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/mborouje/PDFs/Triumphs%20and%20Travails.pdf

Blog post about Americanization in Iran

Interesting from a 'man on the street' perspecitive:
http://www.iranian.com/main/blog/iraniandudeee/difference-bewteen-westernization-americanization-and-modernization-iran

White Revolution

Overview: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,842491,00.html
U.S. Library of Congress, Country Studies: http://countrystudies.us/iran/18.htm

BBC Series 'Panorama'

1961: The Shah in Power:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8084000/8084860.stm
1973: Oil Barrels and the Gun:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8084000/8084871.stm
1979: The Islamic Dream:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8084000/8084881.stm
1981: Life in the Islamic Republic:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8084000/8084908.stm


Revolution


'1979: Iranian Revolution'
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f040609_TP_Iran
From New York Times Upfront - for teenagers

'Revolution 1979-1999'
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/iran/history3.html
CBC News (Canada)