36 W.69th Street , Apt. 3A Department of Sociology
New York, New York 10023 SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4356
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E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org Date of Birth: December 26, l946
Education: B.A. Honors (Economics), University of Sussex, England, l968
M.A. (Sociology), University of Chicago, l976
Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Chicago, l980
Languages: Classical Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Persian and reading knowledge of Spanish.
Academic Appointments: Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, State University of
New York at Stony Brook 2004-
Director, Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies 2008-
Assistant Professor to Professor, SUNY, Stony Brook 1978-88
Visiting Fellow in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University 2006-08
Inaugural Martin & Kathleen Crane Fellow and Visiting Professor
of Public Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University 2004-5
Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala Fall 1998
R.D. Sharpe Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies, the
Divinity School of the University of Chicago 1993-94
Visiting Professor of Sociology and Development
Studies, the University of California, Berkeley Fall l989
Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1984-85
Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford University 1981-82
Professional Service: Founder and Acting President, the Association for the Study of
Persianate Societies (ASPS) 1996-2000
President, ASPS 2000-02
Editor–in-Chief, Studies on Persianate Societies 2000-05
Founding Editor, Journal of Persianate Studies 2007-
Editorial Board, Iran and the Caucasus 2008-
External reviewer for applications, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 2003-05
Editor of International Sociology, the Journal of the International
Sociological Association 1999-2004
Editor, State University of New York Press Series in Near Eastern Studies
(including the History of al-Tabari in 40 volumes) 1983-2000
Guest Editor, Journal of Iranian Studies, 27.1-4 1994
(special issue on “Religion and Statecraft in Pre-modern Iran”)
Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Macmillan 2003
Member of Editorial Boards of : a) ASA Rose Series in Sociology 2005-6
b) Social Forces 2004-05
c) Journal of Iranian Studies 1991-98
d) Studies in Historical Social Change 1985-90
e) State University of New York Press 198l-84
Member of the Council of the Society for Iranian Studies 1982-84
Secretary-Treasurer, Historical and Comparative Section, the ASA 1987-90
Member of the Committee on World Sociology of the ASA 1990-93
Served on the National Science Foundation panels
Grants: Carnegie Scholarship ($100,000) 2006-08
The National Science Foundation for the project "Constitutional
Law and Political Modernization in the Islamic Middle East" ($248,594) 1996-99
ASPS Travel Fellowship Program, the Open Society Institute
Several annual grants ($310,300) 1998-2008
Small grants for ASPS and the Journal of Persianate Studies ($65,000) 2007-08
Grants for Organizing the ASPS Biennial Conventions in
Dushanbe, Yerevan & Tbilisi, the Open Society Institute ($112,000) 2002,-04,-07
ASPS Project for Institutional Development, the Rockefeller
Foundation ($207,982) 1998-2002
United States Institute for Peace ($40,000) 1992-94
Gerda Henkel Foundation (DM 72,000) 1990-91
Ford Foundation ($46,000) 1987-88
Research Fellowship, the SSRC and the ACLS 1979-80 & 1981-82
Books: The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam: Religion, Political Organization and Societal Change in Shi`ite Iran from the Beginning to l890, The University of Chicago Press, 1984. (Reissued: 2010)
(The New Republic's Best Book, March 1985; excerpts reprinted in H. Nasr, H. Dabashi and V. Nasr, eds., Expectation of the Millennium: Shi`ism in History, State University of New York Press, 1989, pp. 177-87, 194-210.)
From Nationalism to Revolutionary Islam, edited with an introduction. Foreword by Ernest Gellner. Macmillan and State University of New York Press, 1984.
Authority and Political Culture in Shi`ism, edited with an introduction, State University of New York Press, 1988.
The Turban for the Crown. The Islamic Revolution in Iran, Oxford University Press, 1988.
(Editor's Choice, The New York Times Book Review, Aug. 7, 1988; Ch. 10 reprinted in Six Theories of the Islamic Revolution’s Victory, Tehran: Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, 2000.)
The Political Dimensions of Religion, edited with an introduction, State University of New York Press, 1993.
Rethinking Civilizational Analysis, edited with Edward A. Tiryakian, London: Sage Publishers, 2004.
Constitutionalism and Political Reconstruction, edited with an introduction, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2007.
Constitutional Politics in the Middle East with special reference to Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, edited with an introduction, Oxford and Portland: Hart Publishing, 2008.
After Khomeini: Iran under his Successors, Oxford University Press, 2009.
Law, Constitution and Society in the Islamic Middle East, in preparation for the University of California Press.
Revolution in World History, in preparation under contract for the University of Chicago Press.
The Hour is Near, the Moon is Split. Millennialism, Revolution and Tradition in Islam, in preparation for Oxford University Press.
The Rule of Law, Islam and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran, edited with Nathan J. Brown submitted for publication to Hart Publishing.
Articles and Chapters: "Modernity and Modernization as Analytical Concepts: An Obituary," Communications and Development Review, 1.2-3 (1977); pp. 16-20.
"Religion, Political Action and Legitimate Domination in Shi`ite Iran: 14th to 18th Centuries A.D.," Archives européennes de sociologie/European Journal of Sociology , 20.1 (1979), pp. 59-109.
(The feature article of the volume accordingly entitled Hidden God, Visible Cleric; excerpted in Nasr, Dabashi and Nasr, eds., Expectation of the Millennium, pp. 107-14.)
"The Shi`ite Hierocracy and the State in Pre-Modern Iran: 1785-1890," Archives européennes de sociologie/European Journal of Sociology, 22.1 (1981), pp. 40-78.
"Religious Extremism (Ghuluww), Sufism and Sunnism in Safavid Iran: 1501-1722," Journal of Asian History, 15.1 (1981), pp. 1-35.
"The `Ulama's Traditionalist Opposition to Parliamentarianism: l907-l909," Middle Eastern Studies, 17.2 (1981); pp. 174-90.
"The State in Khomeini's New Islamic Order," Iranian Revolution in Perspective, special issue of Iranian Studies, 13.1-4 (1980), pp. l47-64.
"Shi`ite Islam and the Revolution in Iran," Government and Opposition, 16.3 (1981); pp. 293-3l6.
(Partial French translation as "Chi`isme et mobilisation des masses" by the French Government in La Documentation Française, Problèmes politiques et sociaux, 457 [11 February 1983], pp. 16-19.)
"A la recherche de la conscience collective: The Ideological Impact of Durkheim in Turkey and Iran," The American Sociologist, 17.2 (1982), pp. 94-102.
The Office of Mullā-bāshi in Shi`ite Iran," Studia Islamica, 57 (1983), pp. 135-46.
"Introduction: Social Movements in the Contemporary Near and Middle East," in From Nationalism to Revolutionary Islam, pp. 1-27.
"Traditionalism in Twentieth Century Iran," in From Nationalism to Revolutionary Islam, pp. 195-232. (Excerpts anthologized in Nasr, Dabashi and Nasr, eds., Expectation of the Millennium, pp. 229-38.)
"The Clerical Estate and the Emergence of a Shi`ite Hierocracy in Safavid Iran: a Study in Historical Sociology," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 28 (1985), pp. 169-219.
"Religion, Political Order and Societal Change with Special Reference to Shi`ite Islam," Current Perspectives in Social Theory, 6 (1985), pp. 1-15.
"The Causes and Significance of the Iranian Revolution," State, Culture and Society, 1.3 (1985), pp. 41-66.
A number of articles in the national press between 1980 and 1986 under the pen name of Sharif Arani.
"Iran's Islamic Revolution in Comparative Perspective," World Politics, 38.3 (1986), pp. 383-414.
(Reprinted in the International Library of Politics and Government, Revolution and Political Change, A.J. Groth,ed., Dartmouth Publishers, 1996, pp. 379-410)
"Social Change and Movements of Revitalization in Contemporary Islam," in James Beckford, ed., New Religious Movements and Rapid Social Change, Sage Publications, 1986, pp. 87-112.
"Revolution in Shi`ism," in W. R. Roff, ed., Islam and the Political Economy of Meaning, the University of California Press, l987, pp. 111-31.
"Introduction: Shi`ism, Authority and Political Culture," in Authority and Political Culture in Shi`ism, pp. l-22.
"The Mujtahid of the Age and the Mullābāshi: An Intermediate Stage in the Institutionalization of Religious Authority in Shi`ite Iran," in Authority and Political Culture in Shi`ism, pp. 80-97.
"Ideological Revolution in Shi`ism," in Authority and Political Culture in Shi`ism, pp. 178-209.
"Two Decrees of Shah Tahmasp Concerning Statecraft and the Authority of Shaykh 'Ali al-Karaki," in Authority and Political Culture in Shi`ism, pp. 250-262.
"La règle de Dieu en Iran," Les Temps Modernes, XLIII.502 (May 1988), pp. 103-15.
"The emergence of Islamic Political Ideologies," in James A. Beckford and Thomas Luckmann, eds., The Changing Face of Religion, Sage Publications, l989, pp. 109-23.
"Constitution-Making in Islamic Iran: The Impact of Theocracy on the Legal Order of a Nation-State," in J. Collier and J. Starr, eds., History and Power in the Study of Law, Cornell University Press, 1989, pp. 113-27.
"History, Structure and Revolution in Shiite Tradition in Contemporary Iran," International Political Science Review, 10.2 (1989), pp. l09-l7.
"The Rule of God in Iran," in the special issue on Iran, Social Compass, 36.4 (l989), pp. 539-548.
"A Victory for the Pragmatists: the Islamic Fundamentalist Reaction in Iran," in J. Piscatori, ed., Islamic Fundamentalisms and the Gulf Crisis, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991, pp. 52-69.
"Constitutions and the Struggle for Political Order: A Study in the Modernization of Political Traditions," Archives européennes de sociologie/European Journal of Sociology, 33.4 (1992), pp. 39-82.
(Winner of the American Sociological Association's 1993 Award in Comparative and Historical Sociology ; reprinted in Şerif Mardin, ed., Cultural Transition in the Middle East, E.J. Brill, 1994, pp. 1-49.)
"Constitutional Revolution. (iii) The Constitution," Encyclopedia Iranica, Vol. 6 (1992), pp. 187-92.
(Persian translation as “Qānun-e asāsi,” in P. Matin, tr., Enqelāb-e mashrutiyyat, Tehran: Amir Kabir, 2003/1382, pp. 99-113.)
"Constitution of the Islamic Republic," Encyclopedia Iranica, Vol. 6 (1992), pp. 150-58.
"Shi`ite Jurisprudence and Constitution-Making in the Islamic Republic of Iran," in M. Marty and R.S. Appleby, eds., Fundamentalisms and the State. Remaking Polities, Economies, and Militance, the University of Chicago Press, 1993, pp. 88-109.
"Plea for an Alternative View of Revolution," Contention. Debates in Society, Culture and Science, 2.2 (1993), pp. 171-83.
(Reprinted in N.R. Keddie, ed., Debating Revolution, New York University Press, 1995, pp. 142-54.)
"Teoriha-ye enqelab va enqelabha-ye iran, auropa-ye sharqi va asia-ye markazi" (Theories of Revolution and the Contemporary Revolutions in Iran, Central Europe and Central Asia), Mehregan, 2.1 (1993), pp. 37-50.
"Qavanin-e asasi-ye iran dar chaharcheba-ye tatbiqi" (Iran's Fundamental Laws in Comparative Perspective," Negah-e Naw, 16 (1993), pp. 6-20.
"Religion and the Diversity of Normative Orders," in The Political Dimensions of Religion, pp. 43-68.
"Religion and Constitutionalism in Western History and in Modern Iran and Pakistan," in The Political Dimensions of Religion, pp. 69-99.
"Millennial Beliefs, Hierocratic Authority and Revolution in Shi`ite Iran," in The Political Dimensions of Religion, pp. 219-39.
"Introduction: Religion and Statecraft in Pre-modern Iran," Journal of Iranian Studies, 27.1-4 (1994), pp. 5-8.
"‘Abd Allah ibn al-Muqaffa‘ and the ‘Abbasid Revolution," Journal of Iranian Studies, 27.1-4 (1994), pp. 9-36.
"The Search for Fundamentals and Islamic Fundamentalism," in L. van Vucht Tijssen, J. Berting and F. Lechner, eds., Modernization and the Search for Fundamentals, Dordrecht and Boston: Kluwer, 1995, pp. 27-39.
"Unity and Diversity in Islamic Fundamentalism," in M. Marty and R.S. Appleby, eds., Fundamentalisms Comprehended, the University of Chicago Press, 1995, pp. 179-98.
"Religious Human Rights and the Principle of Legal Pluralism in the Middle East," in J. van der Vyver and J. Witte, eds., Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective, Vol. 2: Legal Perspectives, M. Nijhoff, 1996, pp. 331-347.
"Crisis of the Imamate and the Institution of Occultation in Twelver Shi`ism: a Sociohistorical Perspective," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 28.4 (1996): pp. 491-515.
(Reprinted in Etan Kohlberg, ed, Shi`ism, London: Ashgate, 2003, pp. 109-133; and in Bryan S. Turner, ed., Islam: Critical Concepts in Sociology, New York & London: Routledge, 2003, vol. 2)
"The Consolation of Theology: The Shi`ite Doctrine of Occultation and the Transition from Chiliasm to Law," Journal of Religion, 76.4 (1996): pp. 548-571.
“Iran,” in the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, 1995, 2003.
"Mas'uliyyat-e akhlāqi dar siyāsat" (Ethical Responsibility in Politics), Goft-o-Gu, 12 (1375/1996), pp. 141-52.
"Imam Absconditus and the Beginnings of a Theology of Occultation: Imami Shi`ism around 900 CE/280-290 AH," Journal of the American Oriental Society, 117.1 (1997): pp. 1-12
"Islamic Apocalypticism in the Classical Period," in B. McGinn, ed., The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, New York: Continuum, vol. 2, 1998, pp. 238-83.
"Philanthropy, the Law and Public Policy in the Islamic World before the Modern Era," in W. Ilchman, S.N. Katz & E.L. Queen, eds., Philanthropy in the World’s Traditions, University of Indiana Press, 1998, pp. 109-32.
“Ardašir, Artaxerxes and Bahman,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, 118.2 (1998), pp. 245-48.
“Khomeini,” in J. Goldstone, ed., The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1998, pp. 289-90.
“Baha’i,” “Iran,” and “Revolutions,” in R. Wuthnow, ed., The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1998, vol. 1, pp. 55-56, 376-78; vol. 2, 643-54. (Updated in 2005)
"The Law, Agency and Policy in Medieval Islamic Society: Development of the Institutions of Learning from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century," Comparative Studies in Society and History, 41.2 (1999), pp 263-93.
"International Sociology into the new Millennium: The Global Sociological Community and the Challenge to the Periphery,” International Sociology, 15.1 (2000), pp. 5-10
Russian translation in СОЦИС (Sociological Studies, the Review of the Russian Academy of Sciences), No. 10 (2000), pp. 10-13.
“Civil Society and the Rule of Law in the Constitutional Politics of Iran under Khatami,” Social Research, 76.2 (2000), pp. 283-301.
“Hoquq-e asāsi-ye Irān va tahavvolāt-e bistsāleh-ye ān,” Irān-nāmeh , 18.2 (2000), pp. 11-25.
“Islam, Politics and Iran in Particular,” in M. Silk, ed, Religion on the International News Agenda, Hartford, CT: Trinity College, 2000, pp. 60-77.
“India’s Contribution to Persianate Political Culture,” Proceedings of the Indian History Congress. Millennium (61st) Session, 2000-2001, 2001, Part 1, pp. 267-75.
“Gayba,” in Encyclopaedia Iranica, vol. 10 (2000), pp. 341-44.
“Perso-Indian Statecraft, Greek Political Science and the Muslim Idea of Government,” International Sociology, 16.3 (2001), pp. 455-73.
(Reprinted in Rethinking Civilizational Analysis)
“Authority in Shi`ism and Constitutional Developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” in W. Ende & R. Brunner, eds., The Twelver Shia in Modern Times: Religious Culture & Political History, Leiden: Brill, 2001, pp. 301-32.
“Democratization and the Constitutional Politics of Iran since 1997,” Polish Sociological Review, 136 (4/2001), pp. 349-63.
“The Reform Movement and the Debate on Modernity and Tradition in Contemporary Iran,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 34.4 (2002), pp. 719-31.
(Reprinted in Ali Ansari, ed., Politics of Modern Iran, London: Taylor and Francis, forthcoming)
“Modernita, tradizione e la riforma schi`ita nell’Iran contemporanea,” Sociologia del diritto, XXVIII.2 (2001-2), pp. 99-114.
“Messianism, Millennialism and Revolution in Islamic History,” in A. Amanat, ed., Imagining the End:
Visions of Apocalypse from Ancient Middle East to Modern America,London: I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2002, pp. 106-25.
“Origins and Development of Apocalypticism and Messianism in Early Islam, 610-760 CE,” A.Vauchez, ed., L’Attente des Temps Nouveaux. Eschatologie, millénarismes et visions du futur du Moyen Age au XX siècle,, Editions Brépols, 2002, pp. 9-21.
“Can Rational Analysis Break a Taboo? A Middle Eastern Perspective,” in E. Hershberg & K.Moore, eds., Terrorism and the International Order: Global Perspectives on 9-11 and its Aftermath, New York: The New Press, 2002, pp. 162-76.
“Khumayni, Sayyid Ruh Allah Musavi,” Encyclopedia of Islam, Supplement (2003), pp. 530-31.
“Modernity, Tradition and the Shi`ite Reformation in Contemporary Iran,” in G. Skapska, ed., The Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies, Leiden: Brill, 2003, pp. 241-61.
“Conceptions of Authority and the Transition of Shi`ism from Sectarian to National Religion in Iran,” in F. Daftary & J.W. Meri, eds., Culture and Memory in Medieval Islam, London: I.B. Tauris, 2003, pp. 388-409.
“Democratization and the Constitutional Politics of Iran since 1997,” in Sprawozdania z Posiedzeń Komisji naukowych (Proceedings of the Polish Academy of Science), 45.2 (2003), pp. 47-49.
“Globalization,” “Majlis,” “Monarchy,” “Revolution—Classical Islam,” “Revolution—Modern” and “Sulanate—Seljuq,” in the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, 2003.
“Islam,” in M. Juergensmeyer, ed., Global Religion. An Introduction, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 28-39.
“Law, Political Reconstruction and Constitutional Politics,” International Sociology, 18.1 (2003), pp. 9-34.
“Medieval Persianate Political Ethic,” Studies on Persianate Societies, 1 (2003), pp. 3-28.
“Constitutional Court for Afghanistan” (with Kim L. Scheppele), in Afghanistan: Towards a New Constitution, New York University: Center for International Cooperation, 2003, pp. 125-40.
(Dari translation in Afghanistan: bisuya Qanuni Asasiyi Jadid, New York University: Center for International Cooperation, 2003, pp. 195-204)
“Jaygahi din va madhahibi hanafi va ja`fari dar qanuni asasiyi jadidi Afghanistan,” in Afghanistan: bisuya Qanuni Asasiyi Jadid, pp. 39-46.
(English translation, “The Role of Religion and the Hanafi and Ja`fari Jurisprudence in the New Constitution of Afghanistan,” in Afghanistan: Towards a New Constitution, pp. 18-22)
“Islam, Political Change and Globalization,” Thesis Eleven, 76 (2004), pp. 8-28.
(Reprinted in Shahram Akbarzadeh, ed., Islam and Globalization: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies, London: Routledge, 2006)
“Rationalization, the Constitution of Meaning and Institutional Development,” in C. Camic & H. Joas, eds., The Dialogical Turn. New Roles for Sociology in the Post-Disciplinary Age, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004, pp. 247-74.
“Coffeehouses, Guilds & Oriental Despotism: Government & Civil Society in late-17th-early 18th Century Istanbul and Isfahan, and as seen from Paris & London,” Archives européennes de sociologie/European Journal of Sociology, 45.1 (2004), pp. 23-42.
(Reprinted in H. Bruhns & D. Gosewinkel, eds., Europe and the Other. Non-European Concepts of Civil Society, Paris: CiSoNet Perspectives, 2005.)
“Social Theory and the Changing World: Mass Democracy, Development, Modernization and Globalization,” International Sociology, 19.3 (2004), pp. 321-53.
“Hosayn b. Ruh,” in Encyclopaedia Iranica, vol. 12 (2004), pp. 506-508.
“Introduction” (with Edward Tiryakian) to Rethinking Civilizational Analysis, 2004.
“Political Ethic and Public Law in the Early Qajar Period,” in Robert M. Gleave, ed., Religion and Society in Qajar Iran, London: Curzon (2005), pp. 21-40.
“Social Sciences and the Appropriation of Persianate Historical Memory,” Studies on Persianate Societies, 2 (2004), pp. 3-33.
“America in a New Age of Global Conflict: A Middle Eastern Perspective,” Contexts, 4.2 (2005):27-28.
“Constitutional Developments in Afghanistan: A Comparative and Historical Perspective,”53 DRAKE LAW REVIEW (2005) 101-18.
“Transformation of the Islamicate Civilization: A Turning Point in the Thirteenth Century?” in Arnason, J. & Wittrock, B., eds., Eurasian Transformations, 10th to 13th Centuries: Crystallizations, Divergences, Renaissances, Leiden: Brill, 2004, pp. 213-45.
(also published as a special issue of Medieval Encounters, 10.1-3)
"Communauté, Société civile et principes de la loi dans l'Iran de la post-révolution," in R. Harvey, E.A. Kaplan & F. Noudelmann, eds., Politique et filiation, Éditions Kimé, 2004, pp. 185-93.
“Political Culture in the Islamicate Civilization,” in E. Ben-Rafael and Y. Sternberg, eds., Comparing Modernity, Pluralism and Hegemony, Leiden: Brill, 2005, pp. 309-26.
“The Rise and Fall of President Khātami and the Reform Movement,” in M. Hamid Ansari, ed., Iran Today. Twenty-five Years After the Islamic Revolution, New Delhi: Rupa, 2005, pp. 29-57.
“The Rise and Fall of President Khātami and the Reform Movement in Iran,” Constellations, 12.4 (2005), pp. 502-20.
“Comparing the Development of the Political Arena in Three Axial Civilizations,” Erwägen Wissen Ethik (EWE), 17 (2006), pp. 17-18.
“Islam in Iran. vi. The Concept of Mahdi in Sunni Islam,” Encyclopaedia Iranica, vol. 14 (2007), pp. 134-36.
“Qā’em,” forthcoming in Encyclopaedia Iranica.
“Rise of Shāh Esmā`il as a Mahdist Revolution,” Studies on Persianate Societies, 3 (2005), pp. 44-65.
“Thinking Globally Islam,” in M. Juergensmeyer, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Global Religion, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 401-10.
“Revolution in Early Islam: The Rise of Islam as a Constitutive Revolution,” Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam, 7 (2006), pp. 125-57.
“Islam and the Path to Modernity: Institutions of Higher Learning and Political Culture,” Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam, 7 (2006), pp. 241-57.
“Islamic Constitutionalism,” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 3 (2007), pp. 115-40.
“Constitutional Development and Political Reconstruction from Nation-building to New Constitutionalism,” in S.A.Arjomand, ed., Constitutionalism and Political Reconstruction, pp. 3-43.
“Shari`a and Constitution in Iran: A Historical Perspective,” in A. Amanat & F. Griffel, eds., Shari`a. Islamic Law in the Contemporary Context, Stanford University Press, 2007, pp. 156-64.
“Introduction,” in S.A. Arjomand, ed, Constitutional Politics in the Middle East, pp. 1-10.
“Islam and Constitutionalism since the Nineteenth Century: The Significance and Peculiarities of Iran,” in S.A. Arjomand, ed, Constitutional Politics in the Middle East, pp. 33-62.
“Islam,” in J.A. Scholte & R. Robertson, eds., Encyclopedia of Globalization, Routledge, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 678-85.
"Islam and the Making of the Iranian Constitution of 1906-7," in H. Chehabi and S. Hashmi, eds., Islam and Constitutionalism, Harvard University Press (forthcoming).
“From the Editor: Defining Persianate Studies,” Journal of Persianate Studies, 1.1(2008), pp. 1-4.
“The Salience of Political Ethic in the Spread of Persianate Islam,” Journal of Persianate Studies, 1.1 (2008), pp. 5-29.
“Constitutional Implications of Current Political Debates in Iran,” in A. Gheissari, ed., Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society and Politics, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 247-74.
“Has Iran’s Islamic Revolution ended?” Radical History Review, 105.10 (2009), pp. 132-38.
(Turkish translation and reprint in Nader Hasemi & Danny Postel, eds., The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future, in press)
“Shi`ite Constitutionalism,” in M.-A. Amir-Moezzi, M.M. Bar-Asher & S. Hopkins, eds., Le Shi`isme imāmate quarante ans après. Hommages à Etan Kohlberg, Turnhout: Brepols, 2009, pp. 55-72.
“The Constitution of Medina: A Socio-legal Interpretation of Muhammad’s Acts of Foundation of the Umma,”International Journal of Middle East Studies, 41.4 (2009), pp. 555-75.
“Eslām va demokrāsi dar Irān” (Islam and Democracy in Iran), Iran Nameh, 24.4 (Winter 1387/2009). 401-20.
“Evolution of the Persianate Polity and its Transmission to India,” Journal of Persianate Studies, 2.2 (2009), pp. 115-36.
“The Iranian Revolution in the New Era,” Current Trends in Islamic Ideology, 10 (August 2010), pp. 5-20.
“Islamic Resurgence and Its Aftermaths,” being Ch. 4 of The New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 6 (R. Heffner, ed.; M. Cook, ed.-in-chief), 2010, pp. 173-197 (in press).
“Legitimacy and Political Organisation: Caliphs, Kings and Regimes,” being Ch. 7 of The New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 4 (R. Irwin, ed.; M. Cook, ed.-in-chief), 2010, pp. 225-73 (in press).
“Introductory Remarks” and “The Shi`ite Jurists and Iran’s Constitutional Order in the Twentieth Century,” in S.A. Arjomand and N. Brown, eds., Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law and the Politics of Administration in Egypt and Iran, forthcoming.
“Kingdom of the Jurists: Constitutionalism and the Legal Order in Iran,” in R. Grote and T. Röder, eds., Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity, forthcoming.
“India’s Contribution to Persianate Political Culture,” in V. Syros, ed., Medicine and the Art of Rulership, Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.
“Three Generations of Comparative Sociologies,” Archives européennes de sociologie/European Journal of Sociology, December 2010 (forthcoming).
“Developmental Patterns and Processes in Islamicate Civilization and the Impact of Modernization,” in Hans Joas & Barbro Klein, eds., The Benefit Of Broad Horizons: Intellectual And Institutional Preconditions For A Global Social Science, Leiden: Brill, November 2010 (forthcoming).
Articles and syndicated columns in the national and international press.
Review Essays (*) andBook Reviews: B. S. Turner, Weber and Islam, in Sociological Analysis, 37.3 (1976), pp. 274-75.
P. Anderson, Lineages of the Absolutist State, in Communications and Development Review, 1.2-3 (1977), p. 27.
F. Adamiyyat, Fikr-e Demokracie-ye Ejtema 'i dar Iran and Ideologie-ye Nahzat-e Mashrutiyyat-e Iran in Nameh-ye Pajouhesh-kadeh, 2 (Winter 1977-8) (in Persian), pp. 58-60.
D. E. Smith, ed., Religion and Political Modernization, in the American Journal of Sociology, 84.1 (1978), pp. 220-223.
A. M. Schimmel, Mystical Dimensions of Islam, in Contemporary Sociology, 7.4 (1978), pp. 492-93.
*"Religion and Ideology in the Constitutional Revolution (l905-11)," Iranian Studies, 12.3-4 (1979), pp. 283-91.
Ali Shari`ati, On the Sociology of Islam: Lectures, in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 19.2 (1980), pp. 218-20.
J. L. Peacock, Muslim Puritans: Psychology in Southeast Asian Islam, in American Journal of Sociology, 86.2 (1980); pp. 40l-403.
Fred Halliday, Iran: Dictatorship and Development, in Contemporary Sociology, 10.2 (1981), p. 304.
* "The Revolution in Iran," Armed Forces and Society, 6.4 (1980), pp. 688-94.
B.S. Turner, Marx and the End of Orientalism, and A. Shari`ati, Marxism and Other Western Fallacies, in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 20.3 (1981).
* "Religion and Revolution in Iran," Contemporary Sociology, 11.4 (1982), pp. 391-93.
J.L. Esposito, ed., Islam and Development: Religion and Socio-Political Change, in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 21.2 (1982).
H. Batatu, The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq, in the American Journal of Sociology, 88.2 (1982), pp. 469-7l.
M. Kerr, ed., Islamic Studies: A Tradition and Its Problems, in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 21.4 (1982).
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A. Shari`ati, Histoire et destinée and H.Algar, ed., Society and Economics in Islam. Writings and Declarations of Ayatollah Sayyid Mahmud Taleghani, in the Middle East Journal, 37.4 (1983), pp. 711-12.
J.D. Voll, Islam. Continuity and Change in the Modern World, and Y.Y. Haddad, Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History, in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 23.2 (1984), pp. 212-13.
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A. Najmabadi, Land Reform and Social Change in Iran, in the American Journal of Sociology, November 1989.
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Public Lectures and Addresses since 1999: “Islam and Constitutionalism in Historical Perspective,” the American University, April 27, 1999.
“Universalism and Localism in Iranian Islam: Some Reflections on Pollock’s Vernacularization Thesis,” Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, Seattle, April 14, 1999.
“Toward a Constitutional History of the Islamic Middle East,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 24, 1999.
“Political Ethic, Public Law and Islam in Medieval Islam,” presented at the Aligarh Muslim University, India, January 10, 2001.
“Medieval Persianate Political Thought,” the inaugural lecture at the Central Asian branch of ASPS in Tashkent on January 25, 2001, and at the American University of Beirut on May 18, 2001.
"Constitutional Politics of Iran under President Khatami: 1997-2001," given at Princeton University on April 25, 2001 and the American University of Beirut on May 17, 2001, and The Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, July 12, 2001.
“Social Sciences and the Appropriation of Persianate Historical Memory,” presidential address to the 1st ASPS Biennial Convention, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 16, 2002.
“The Rise of Islam and of the `Abbasids as Revolutions in World History: Some revisionist theses in the light of theory and evidence,” Keynote Lecture for the 18th Middle East History Conference at the University of Chicago, May 9, 2003
“Islam and the Path to Modernity: Toward a Historical Sociology of the Islamicate Civilization,” presented at the Department of Sociology, Yale University on September 25, 2003, and at the European University Institute, Fiesole, October 6, 2003.
“Social Theory and the Changing World: Mass Democracy, Development, Modernization and Globalization,” delivered at the Center for the Study of Social Systems, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on March 11, 2004, and as the Provost’s Lecture at SUNY, Stony Brook on March 25, 2004.
“Integrative Revolutions, Social Mobility and Collective Identity in Islamic Iran,” Columbia Society of Fellows, March 31, 2005.
“Islam and Globalization,” Middlebury College, December 1, 2005.
“Islam and Constitutional Reconstruction in the Middle East,” Yale University, February 24, 2006.
“Contemporary Modernities and their Civilizational Background,” address to honor S.N. Eisenstadt as the recipient of the Holberg Prize, Bergen, Norway, November 28, 2006.
“The Salience of Political Ethic in the Spread of Persianate Islam,” presidential address to the 3rd
ASPS Biennial Convention, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 8, 2007.
"Islam and Constitutional Democracy in Iran,” Foundation for Iranian Studies Noruz Lecture, Georgetown University, March 17, 2008.
“Provincializing the Metropolitan Theory: Toward Redeeming the Promise of Comparative Sociology,” keynote lecture to the quadrennial Interim Conference of the ISA Research Committee on the History of Sociology, Umeå, Sweden, August 21-24, 2008.
“Evolution of the Persianate Monrachy and its Transmission to India,” presidential address to the 4th
“Has the Islamic Revolution in Iran ended?” presented at Yale University on February 11, University of Gőttingen, May 26, and Columbia University, October 15, 2009.
“Iran’s Post- Election Crisis” Perspective of the Sociology of Revolution,” presented at Wellesley College, September 17, and Haverford College, December 5, 2009.
Conferences and Conventions since 1999: Organizer: “Culture and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Third Biennial Convention for Iranian Studies, Washington, May 25-28, 2000; “Constitutionalism and Political Reconstruction” at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oňati, Spain, June 14-15, 2002; “Social Change in the Persianate World,” and “Rethinking Civilizational Analysis” at the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2002; “Integrating Non-Western Histories into Sociological Theory,” ASA convention in Atlanta, Georgia, August 2003; “Islam,” Convention of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, San Francisco, August 13, 2004; “Constitutional Reconstruction in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan,” at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oňati, Spain, April 28-29, 2005; member of Advisory Committee for the World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stockholm, July 5-9, 2005: “History and Memory”, “Rethinking Civilizational Analysis”, and “History of Sociology and the Social Sciences,” all at the 35th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stockholm, July 5-9, 2005; “Rethinking Civilizational Analysis,” at the World Congress of Sociology, Durban, July 23-29, 2006; “Religion and Politics in Historical and Comparative Perspective,” ASA Convention in Montreal, August 11-14, 2006; The 3rd ASPS Biennial Convention, Tblisi, Georgia, June 8-11, 2007; “Civilizational Analysis,” at the World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology Congress, Budapest, June 27, 2008; “Muslim Societies,” ASA Convention in Boston, August 1-4, 2008; “The legacy of ‘stable cultural realities’, colonialism, and beyond,” First ISA Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, September 5-8, 2008; The 4th ASPS Biennial Convention, Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 26-March 2, 2009; "Constitutionalism, the Rule of Law and The Politics of Administration in Egypt and Iran," at the International Institute for Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, May 28-29, 2009; member of the organizing committee for the World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-18, 2010.
Principal Participant: “Religion and Politics,” Dickinson Distinguished Speakers Seminar, Dartmouth College, February 20-22, 1999; “Public Religion,” conference organized by the Public Religion Project of the University of Chicago, Chicago, April 15-16, 1999; Indian Historical Congress, Calcutta, January 2-4, 2001; 1st Regional Conference of the International Sociological Association in Latin America, Margarita Island, Venezuela, May 7-11, 2001; Annual Convention of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law of the ISA, Budapest, July 4-7, 2001; Research Council Conference of the International Sociological Association, Montreal, July 28-29, 2000; Convention of the International Institute of Sociology, Cracow, July 11-16, 2001; Social Science Research Council’s conference on “The US Academy and the Middle East,” New York, October 17-18, 2003; International Workshop on “Understanding Global Tensions,” sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, June 21-22, 2004; Workshop on “Reconsidering Islamic Reformism,” Central European University, Budapest, July 5-16, 2004; “Clash of Civilizations,” joint session of the ASA and ASR, San Francisco, August 13, 2004; “America in the New Age of Global Conflict,” thematic session of the Annual Convention, San Francisco, August 16, 2004; “Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan,” at Rand Corporation published under the same title in 2004; Conferences on “Constitution-building in Africa” and “Constitution-building in Comparative Perspective,” University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, October 14-16 and 20-22, 2005; Symposium on “Dissension in the Ranks: Clerics and State in the Islamic Republic of Iran” at the US Institute for Peace, March 12, 2010.
Papers presented at: Convention of the Middle East Studies Association in Washington, DC, November 19-22, 1999; “Iranian Politics,” the War College in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2000; Conference on “Islam and Constitutionalism” at the Harvard Law School, April 7-9, 2000; the 19th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Oslo, August 8, 2000; Conference on “Religion and Society in Qajar Iran,” the University of Bristol, September 4, 2000; Colloquium on “Politique et filiation,” Collège Internationale de Philosophie, Paris, October 26-27, 2000; “Problems of Democratization and the Shi`ite Reformation in Iran,” the ISA Regional Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean, Margarita Island, Venezuela, May 8-10, 2001; “the Persianate World in the Global Frame,” Session on the Sociology of Local-Global Relations at the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2002; “Shari`a and Constitution,” Yale University, February 8-9, 2003; “Revolutionary Leveling, theocracy and the new pattern of stratification in Iran,” International Conference on ”Equidad,Igualdad y Diversidad en sociedades globalizadas” in Mexico City, April 8-10, 2003; “Coffeehouses, Guilds & Oriental Despotism: Government & Civil Society in late-17th-early 18th Century Istanbul and Isphahan, and as seen from Paris & London,” presented at the Conference on “Civil Society. Europe encountering the other,” Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, June 12-14, 2003; “Transformation of the Islamicate civilization in the Thirteenth Century,” presented at the conference on “Eursasian Transformations,” SCASSS, Uppsala, June 26-28, 2003; “The Rise and Fall of Khatami and the Reform Movement in Iran,” presented at the Conference on “Iran Twenty Five Years after the Revolution,” at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, March 8-9, 2004; “The Rise of Shah Isma`il as a Mahdist Revolution,” Second Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies, Yerevan, April 2-5, 2004; “Islam and Constitutionalism: The Significance and Peculiarities of Twentieth-Century Iran,” Law and Public Affairs Program Seminar, February 12, 2005; “Islam and Globalization: An Analytical Perspective,” International Conference on Religion and Politics in the Age of Globalization. (ISA-RC 22), Zinacantepec, Mexico, March 17-18, 2005; “Constitutional Developments in Afghanistan: A Comparative and Historical Perspective,” the Constitutional Law Symposium, Drake University Law School, April 9, 2005; “Revolution in Early Islam,” Conference on “Early Islam” at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institute, Essen, April 15-16, 2005; “Recent Constitutional Developments in Iran and Afghanistan with reference to Islam and Islamic Jurisprudence,” conference on “Path to Peace; Road to Ruin? The Middle East in 2005”At UCLA, May 18-21, 2005; “Multiple Modernities and Developmental Patterns in World History with special reference to Islam,” the 35th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stockholm, July 5-12, 2005; “Social Sciences and the Struggle for the Appropriation of Historical Memory,” ISA-WG3 Conference on “Memories in Action. Role of Memories in Social Change,” Rome, July 12-13, 2005; “Pre-Mongol Inshā’ and the Principles of Persianate Statecraft,” Convention of the Middle East Studies Association, Washington, November 21, 2005; “Constitutions and the Rule of Law in the Middle East,” Presented at the Conference on “Democratizing the Middle East?” at Tufts University, January 26, 2006; “Constitutional and Political Reconstruction in the Middle East,” and “Globalization and Developmental Patterns in Islamic History,” at ASA Convention in Montreal, August 11-14, 2006; “Pattern of Constitutional Developments in the Light of Global Trends,” at the international conference, The Global Futures of World Regions, Seoul, South Korea, September 28-29, 2006; “Islamic Constitutionalism: Paradoxes and Pitfalls in the Appropriation of the Islamicate Political Tradition,” presented at the conference on “Interpreting the Islamic tradition in the Contemporary World,” Nov. 2-4, 2007 at Harvard University; “Developmental Patterns in Islamicate Civilization,” at the World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology Congress, Budapest, June 27, 2008; “Iran’s New Political Class and the Green Movement,” presented at Rutgers University, February 13, 2010.