• 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

Iran under Reza Shah, 1921-1941

Blog post about Americanization in Iran

Interesting from a 'man on the street' perspecitive:

White Revolution

U.S. Library of Congress, Country Studies:

BBC Series 'Panorama'

1961: The Shah in Power:
1973: Oil Barrels and the Gun:
1979: The Islamic Dream:
1981: Life in the Islamic Republic:


'1979: Iranian Revolution'
From New York Times Upfront - for teenagers

'Revolution 1979-1999'
CBC News (Canada)