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The rise of the Pasdaran : assessing the domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps / Frederic Wehrey [and others].

Contributor(s): Wehrey, Frederic M | United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense | National Defense Research Institute (U.S.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Copyright date: ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 129 pages) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833046802; 9780833046802.Other title: Assessing the domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [Running title].Subject(s): Sipāh-i Pāsdārān-i Inqilāb-i Islāmī (Iran) -- Influence | Sipāh-i Pāsdārān-i Inqilāb-i Islāmī (Iran) | Sipāh-i Pāsdārān-i Inqilāb-i Islāmī (Iran) | Since 1997 | Civil-military relations -- Iran | Political culture -- Iran | Civil-military relations | Economic history | HISTORY -- Military -- Biological & Chemical Warfare | Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) | Military policy | Political culture | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General | Politics and government | Social conditions | Iran -- Economic conditions -- 1997- | Iran -- Military policy | Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997- | Iran -- Social conditions -- 1997- | Iran -- internal politics | Iran | IRGC Iran RAND political Islamic economic role DomesticGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rise of the Pasdaran.DDC classification: 355.3/510955 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
Introduction -- The IRGC in context: Iran's security and political landscape -- The IRGC's diverse domestic roles: origins and evolution -- Militarizing civil society: the IRGC's indoctrination, training, and media activities -- Economic expansion: the IRGC's business conglomerate and public works -- The IRGC in politics -- Conclusion: toward a more strategic understanding of the IRGC -- Appendix A: Business organizations affiliated with the IRGC or Influenced by IRGC personnel -- Appendix B: Current and former IRGC personnel -- Appendix C: Evolution of the Islamic Republic and the IRGC -- Appendix D: Provincial map of Iran -- Appendix E: Glossary of Persian terms.
Summary: Examines the broad-ranging domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, assessing its influence over Iran's political culture, economy, and society and its ability to shape the political future of the Islamic Republic of Iran.--Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-129).

Introduction -- The IRGC in context: Iran's security and political landscape -- The IRGC's diverse domestic roles: origins and evolution -- Militarizing civil society: the IRGC's indoctrination, training, and media activities -- Economic expansion: the IRGC's business conglomerate and public works -- The IRGC in politics -- Conclusion: toward a more strategic understanding of the IRGC -- Appendix A: Business organizations affiliated with the IRGC or Influenced by IRGC personnel -- Appendix B: Current and former IRGC personnel -- Appendix C: Evolution of the Islamic Republic and the IRGC -- Appendix D: Provincial map of Iran -- Appendix E: Glossary of Persian terms.

Examines the broad-ranging domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, assessing its influence over Iran's political culture, economy, and society and its ability to shape the political future of the Islamic Republic of Iran.--Publisher description.

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