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Title The rise of the Pasdaran : assessing the domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps / Frederic Wehrey [and others].

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 129 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
"MG-821-OSD."--Page 4 of cover.
"Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-129).
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- The IRGC in Context: Iran's Security and Political Landscape -- The IRGC's Diverse Domestic Roles: Origins and Evolution -- Militarizing Civil Society: The IRGC's Indoctrination, Training, and Media Activities -- Economic Expansion: The IRGC's Business Conglomerate and Public Works -- The IRGC in Politics -- Conclusion: Toward a More Strategic Understanding of the IRGC -- Appendix A: Business Organizations Affiliated with the IRGC or Influenced by IRGC Personnel -- Appendix B: Current and Former IRGC Personnel -- Appendix C: Evolution of the Islamic Republic and the IRGC -- Appendix D: Provincial Map of Iran -- Appendix E: Glossary of Persian Terms.
Summary Examines the broad-ranging domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, assessing its influence over Iran's political culture, economy, and society and its ability to shape the political future of the Islamic Republic of Iran.--Publisher description.
Subject Sipāh-i Pāsdārān-i Inqilāb-i Islāmī (Iran) -- Influence.
Sipāh-i Pāsdārān-i Inqilāb-i Islāmī (Iran)
Sipāh-i Pāsdārān-i Inqilāb-i Islāmī (Iran) (OCoLC)fst00563157
Civil-military relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Military policy.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Political culture -- Iran.
Iran -- Social conditions -- 1997-
Iran -- Economic conditions -- 1997-
HISTORY -- Military -- Biological & Chemical Warfare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Civil-military relations. (OCoLC)fst00862889
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Iran -- internal politics.
Chronological Term Since 1997
Indexed Term IRGC Iran RAND political Islamic economic role Domestic
Added Author Wehrey, Frederic M.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Running Title Assessing the domestic roles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
Other Form: Print version: Rise of the Pasdaran. Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Defense Research Institute, ©2009 9780833046208 0833046209 (DLC) 2008054213 (OCoLC)294063135
ISBN 9780833046802 (electronic bk.)
0833046802 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-821-OSD
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