The Iranian oppositional movement led by Mir Hussein Moussavi offers a glimpse of a third path that departs from a rigid dichotomy between secularism and political Islam and leads toward alternative religiopolitical possibilities not only for Iran but for other countries as well. How the West responds to this crisis, specifically to the democratic potential of nonsecular and nontheocratic forms of politics, is crucial.
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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd; Iran, in Search of a Nonsecular and Nontheocratic Politics. Public Culture 1 January 2010; 22 (1): 25–32. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2009-014
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