Captive Society: The Basij Militia and Social Control in by Saeid Golkar

By Saeid Golkar

Iran’s Basij Resistance strength is a paramilitary association utilized by the regime to suppress dissidents, vote as a bloc, and indoctrinate Iranian electorate. Captive Society surveys the Basij’s historical past, constitution, and sociology, in addition to its effect on Iranian society, its economic system, and its academic approach. Saied Golkar’s account attracts not just on released materials—including Basij and progressive safeguard courses, allied web pages, and blogs—but additionally on his personal casual communications with Basij individuals whereas learning and instructing in Iranian universities as lately as 2014. furthermore, he accommodates findings from surveys and interviews he performed whereas in Iran.

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