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Support for Democracy in Iran


Gunes Murat Tezcur


Loyola University Chicago

Taghi Azadarmaki


University of Tehran - Social Science Faculty

Mehri Bahar


University of Tehran

Hooshang Nayebi


University of Tehran

October 25, 2010

Political Research Quarterly, 65, 2 (June 2012): 235-247

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This article presents the first systematic analysis of support for democracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran and contributes to the scholarly literature on popular views of democracy in an authoritarian regime. It reaches three main findings. First, religiosity is strongly and negatively related with support for democracy. Second, education and age indirectly affect support for democracy; their effects are mediated through satisfaction with regime performance. Third, greater dissatisfaction with regime strongly correlates with greater demands for democratization. The data come from a survey conducted in Tehran in 2008 and the 2005 Iranian World Values Survey.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Democracy, Islam, Iran, Muslim Public Opinion

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Date posted: October 26, 2010 ; Last revised: May 9, 2012

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Tezcur, Gunes Murat and Azadarmaki, Taghi and Bahar, Mehri and Nayebi, Hooshang, Support for Democracy in Iran (October 25, 2010). Political Research Quarterly, 65, 2 (June 2012): 235-247 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1697887

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Gunes Murat Tezcur (Contact Author)
Loyola University Chicago ( email )
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Taghi Azadarmaki
University of Tehran - Social Science Faculty ( email )
Amirabad e shomali, kuye daneshgah e Tehran
Tehran, Tehran 5433174616
Iran
Mehri Bahar
University of Tehran ( email )
Amirabad e shomali, kuye daneshgah e Tehran
Tehran, Tehran 5433174616
Iran
Hooshang Nayebi
University of Tehran ( email )
Amirabad e shomali, kuye daneshgah e Tehran
Tehran, Tehran 5433174616
Iran
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