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Rentier state and Shi’a Islam in the Iranian Revolution

Author: Theda Skocpol

In: Theory and Society, Vol 11, No 3, 1982, pp. 265-283

Skopcol is well known for her theoretical contribution to the theory of revolution, stressing the role of the state (States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia and China, Cambridge University Press, 1979), here she applies her framework to the Iranian Revolution of 1977-79.