Selected Publications


  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba. Ed. The Myth of ‘Middle East Exceptionalism’: The Unfinished Project of Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa (in progress). 
  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba and Siavash Saffari. Eds. and Trans. Towards a Progressive Post-Islamism: Neo-Shariati Discourse in Post-revolutionary Iran (in progress).

  • Mahdavi, Mojtaba and T. Keskin. Eds. Rethinking China-Middle East Relations in the Age of Neoliberalism (in progress). 
       Edited Journal Issue
          Sociology of Islam. Vol. 2, Issue 3-4, (2014).


       Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • 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.