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New Texts Out Now: Kamran Matin, Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change

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Kamran Matin, Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change. London and New York: Routledge, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Kamran Matin (KM): My main motivation in writing this book came from my dissatisfaction with existing accounts of the Iranian Revolution. Previous accounts imputed an "exceptional" character to the revolution on the grounds of its religious form. The argument that the revolution was ...

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Kamran Matin

 

Kamran Matin is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Sussex University. His research focuses on the international dimension of social, political, and intellectual development in the context of non-western experiences of modernity. Over the past few years, he has been exploring this theme in relation to the Iranian Revolution. This has generated a number of articles, as well as his book Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change (Routledge, 2013). More recently, he has been exploring the theoretical ground for a critical dialogue between Marxism and postcolonialism through the idea of “uneven and combined development.” This has so far generated an article entitled “Redeeming the Universal: Postcolonialism and the Inner Life of Eurocentrism” in the European Journal of International Relationsm (2013). Matin's other publications include “International Relations in the Making of Political Islam: Interrogating Khomeini's ‘Islamic Government’” in the Journal of International Relations and Development (2013) and “Democracy without Capitalism: Retheorizing Iran's Constitutional Revolution” in Middle East Critique (2012).