On the margin of Iranian politics: democracy in theory and practice in the periphery

The Gulf Research Unit has the pleasure to invite you to the next miniseminar in our series entitled “The GRU-Seminar”. This time, Yadullah Shahibzadeh will speak on the subject of Iranian local politics.

The Gulf Research Unit has the pleasure to invite you to the next miniseminar in our series entitled “The GRU-Seminar”, which will take place Tuesday the 13th of September from 12:15 until 13:00 in room 489, P.A.Munch building. Tea and coffee will be served.

This time, project researcher Dr. Yadullah Shahibzadeh will speak on the following subject:

On the margin of Iranian politics: democracy in theory and practice in the periphery.

The street demonstrations in the aftermath of the disputed 2009 presidential election and the penalizing response of the Iranian government inflicted on politicians, political activists, journalists, newspapers, and political parties, sympathetic to the demonstrations, seems to have restricted the scope of thinking, talking and writing about and enacting democracy in Iran once and for all. Yet, in the south-west province of Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, local intellectuals, journalists, and political activists express their thoughts and arguments on the necessity of democratic changes at the national level in the local public sphere and enact democracy at the local level.

 

If you should have any questions, please refer them to this e-mail address.

 

Published Sep. 6, 2011 12:37 PM