The Elite and the Change in Political Culture of Iran of the Qajar Era, Noorollah Qeysari,Tehran: Center of Islamic Revolution Documents, 2009.

Author

Faculty Member of the Institute for Social and Cultural Studies

Abstract

Political culture in Iran, the changes in it, factors causing these changes and their proba-ble outcomes have been of interest to writers and researchers at the present time more than ever; as a result, the concept of political culture, which is a newly developed con-cept in the political studies and research in Iran, is regarded as of great importance in these studies. Similarly, the number of publications focusing on this concept has in-creased dramatically. Each of these publications tries to offer a new reading of the so-cio-political changes and their outcomes through analyzing a particular era or a specific aspect of the subject. In this approach the roots and the key factors influencing the atti-tude of people towards power and politics are studied; the attitude of the people deter-mines their behavior towards power, politics and in different times and circumstances takes different forms, such as support, criticism, riot or indifference.