London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Mohammad Nafissi

Dr. Mohammad Nafissi (PhD, London) was, until July 2009, a Senior Lecturer in political economy and the Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation in the Department of Law, Governance and International Relations, London Metropolitan University. Mohammad was a visiting fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala in 2008/9.  He has taught in universities in Iran, the US, Turkey and Ukraine.  Mohammad is a member of the editorial board of Iranian Studies, and the British Political Studies Association.     

Mohammad's research, teaching and consultancy interests may be divided broadly into two related strands. The first strand is focused on religion and development with particular emphasis on Islam and the Middle East. The second addresses democratic governance and social justice from a comparative perspective.

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‘Shiism and Politics’ in Routledge Handbook on Religion and Politics edited by J. Haynes(London: 2008)

'Before and Beyond the Clash of Civilisations', ISIM Review 19 (2007).

'Reformation as a General Ideal Type: a Comparative Exercise', Max Weber Studies 6.1 (2006)

'Islam, Reformation and Democracy: Evolutionary and Anti-evolutionary Reform in Abrahamic Religions', Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and Middle East 25.2 (2005)

'Reframing Orientalism: Weber & Islam', Economy and Society (1998), 27:1.; another version appears in Ralph Schroeder (ed), Weber, Modernisation, and Democracy (1998) Macmillan

Ancient Athens and Modern Ideology: Value, Theory and Evidence in Historical Sciences (Institute of Classical Studies, London: 2005)

'Class, Embeddedness and the Modernity of Ancient Athens', Comparative Studies in Society and History 46.2 (2004)

'Paradox of Principles: the Dialectics of Hayek's Liberalism', Economy and Society 29:1 (2000)

'Marx's Paradox and Weber's Solution: the Foundations of Athenian Democracy', Journal of Max Weber Studies 1.1 (2000)

'Reclaiming New Labour', The Fabian Review (2000) 112:3


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