Publications

Selected Recent Publications

Books/Edited Books 

  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. Under the Shadow of Khomeinism: Problems and Prospects for Democracy in Post-revolutionary Iran. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Forthcoming.
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba and Siavash Saffari. Eds. and Trans. Towards a Progressive Post-Islamism: Neo-Shariati Discourse in Post-revolutionary Iran (In progress).

Edited Journal Issue


Journal Articles and Book Chapters


  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. “Making Sense of Post-Islamism: Lessons from the Arab Spring.” In Ermin Sinanovic and Abdul Aziz Sachedina, eds. Islamic Reform Movements After the Arab Spring. Virginia: International Institute of Islamic Thought Publisher; Forthcoming.
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. “Civil Society Approach to Democratization in Iran: The Case for Bring it Back in Carefully.” In Ramin Jahanbegloo, ed. Civil Society and Democracy in Iran. Lexington Books, 2012, 79-93. 
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. “Democratic Alternatives to Liberal Democracy.” In Ali Ghasemi, ed. Religion and Ideology. Tehran: Bonyad, 2012, 257-278. 
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. “Islam/Muslims and Political Leadership.” In Joseph Masciulli, Mikhail A. Molchanov, and Andy Knight, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Leadership. Ashgate, 2009, 287-306. 
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. “Iranian Nuclear Ambitions and Political Reform” Iran in the World: The Nuclear Crisis in Context. S. Zanganehpour and Wade L. Huntley, eds. Vancouver: Simons Centre for Disarmaments and Non-Proliferation Research; Liu Institute for Global Issues, 2008, 91-97. 
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. “The West and the Rest.” In Janine Brodie and Sandra Rein, eds. Critical Concepts: An Introduction to Politics. 4th Ed. Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2008, pp. 265-275.