Hossein Bashiriyeh

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Hossein Bashiriyeh, was an NED Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow from November 2005–August 2006.

"Dr. Hossein Bashiriyeh is an associate professor of political science at the University of Tehran, where he has been teaching courses on subjects ranging from political mobilization and development to theories of democratic transitions since 1982. He is the author of fifteen books, including (in English) The State and Revolution in Iran (1984), and (in Persian) Transition to Democracy (2005), The Political Sociology of Iran (2001), Obstacles to Political Development in Iran (2000), and The Kingdom of Reason (1995). During his fellowship at NED, he is examining the role of political oppositions in moving from "transitional situations" to "actual transitions," comparing cases of successful and unsuccessful democratic transitions in the last quarter of the twentieth century." [1]

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  1. Former Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow's, NED, accessed July 24, 2007.