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Dissonant Politics in Iran and Indonesia
Daniel Brumberg offers alternative concepts of state building, ideological change, and transitions in Islamic polities. Dissonant states, he argues, institutionalize competing visions of political community in ways that promote interelite competition, bargaining, and ideological innovation. He illustrates his argument by exploring the evolution of dissonant politics in Iran and Indonesia.

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