Katajun Amirpur

is an Iranian-German journalist and Assistant Professor of the Modern Islamic World at the University of Zürich. She is a co-publisher of Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik.


Woman holding a sign during a protest in Iran 2009

Islam and democracy

The history of an approximation

In Iran, the revolutionary dogma prevailing at the official level has obliged “post-Islamist” philosophers to provide profound justifications for Islam’s compatibility with democracy. Katajun Amirpur puts contemporary Iranian thinking on religion and politics in the context of the intellectual anti-westernism of the Khomeini era.