As a wave of democratic social movements, under the influence of
"velvet" revolutions, is sweeping the Middle East, this book calls
attention to an earlier wave that swept the region a century ago.
In his book on constitutional revolutions in the Ottoman Empire and
Iran, Nader Sohrabi considers global diffusion of institutions and
ideas, their regional and local networking, and the long-term
consequences for adaptation to local exigencies. There are... more...