The Reformation of the political opposition in İran (1926–1946)

Yümlü, Murat
This dissertation aspires to analyze the reemergence of the political opposition in Iran during the period between 1926 and 1946 by adopting a historical perspective. The consistency of the political opposition depends on the internal and external factors which define the capacity of the political movements that prescribe the representation of the political interests. Additionally, the dissertation deals with the political transformation’s limits and the political party formation during the rule of Reza Shah Pahlavi and its immediate aftermath. By doing so, the study aspires to answer the question to what extent did the political party formations bring a successful result to transform the political life in Iran. This question continues through the early period of the nationalist interregnum. Briefly, from the 1920s to the early 1940s, the political life in Iran transformed from a strict structure of administration into a relatively liberal atmosphere with the help of the international domain’s crisis and the manipulation of Allies. The dissertation asserts that aside from the limits of external factors, the domestic factors also affected the proliferation of political parties and associations. Hence, the dissertation targets to elucidate the course of political events, patterns, and the political rivalries during the period from 1926 to 1946, and to examine that the political opposition reemerged during the early transition period of the nationalist interregnum. 


A Historical sociology approach to Iranian nationalism (1921-1979): an IR perspectıve
Özdemir, Zelal; Ergun Özbolat, Ayça; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of Area Studies (2016)
This thesis explores the discourse of Iranian nationalism constructed by the Iranian state between 1921 and 1979. This study unravels the international connections of Iranian nationalism following a framework that sits at the intersection of Historical Sociology, Historical Sociology in International Relations and modernist approaches to nationalism. It argues that the creation and development of the definition of Iranian nationalism is interconnected with the modern state which is itself bound up with the ...
The Development of inter-communal fighting in Cyprus : 1948-1970
Çalışkan, Murat; Yalvaç, Faruk; Department of International Relations (2012)
This thesis aims to examine the development of inter-communal fighting in Cyprus between 1948 and 1974. It focuses on the domestic factors of inter-communal fighting by analyzing the gradual evolution of Greek and Turkish Cypriot stances. The thesis argues that the inter-communal fighting of Cyprus is rooted in the historical and domestic factors. This thesis analyzes the continuities and changes in Cyprus politics. This work accordingly will examine the articulation of various political and social factors ...
The impact of Iranian Revolution on women's lives: an analysis through selected women's memoirs
Paköz, Ahu; Şen, Mustafa; Department of Middle East Studies (2007)
This thesis analyzes five selected memoirs by Iranian women written after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 within the framework of the pre and post Revolution Period. These memoirs are thought as constituting a shift within the Iranian Literature by women. The memoir writing tradition in Iran which was absent before the revolution and boomed afterwards is the first topic of discussion with its catalysing factors. These memoirs are handled within the larger framework of Iranian literary tradition. The study ma...
Emancipation Discourses of National Minorities in Iran : Analyzing the Discourse of Iranian Azerbaijanis As a Minority Group from a Critical Perspective
Mirzaei, Sina; Kahveci, Hayriye; Political Science and International Relations (2021-10-6)
This thesis analyzes the main discourses of the Azerbaijanis for political representation, liberation, and right to self-determination from a critical perspective in post-revolutionary Iran. The main aim of this research is to evaluate the capability of these discourses in reaching their aims. Various social movements erupted in Ardabil, West and East Azerbaijan, and surrounding provinces in reaction to minority and racial discrimination in the previous years. However, the blockage of the democratic path fo...
The re-emergence of the Armenian question as an aspect of Armenian nationalism and its effects on Turkey: 1960-1990
Güneş, Yeliz; Çelik, Birten; Department of Middle East Studies (2010)
This thesis aims to analyze the re-emergence of the Armenian question as an aspect of Armenian nationalism and its effects on Turkey between the years 1960 and 1990. The Armenian question is a very controversial political issue with its multi-dimensional characteristic. The Armenian question emerged with the Ottoman Armenians’ autonomy demands as an extension of Armenian nationalism in the nineteenth century. With the interest of the imperialist states, the Armenian question became an international problem ...
Citation Formats
M. Yümlü, “The Reformation of the political opposition in İran (1926–1946),” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2017.