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Ali Rahnema

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Name  Ali Rahnema

Role  Economist
Ali Rahnema httpswwwaupedusitesdefaultfilesprofilepi

Institutions  American University of Paris
Institution  American University of Paris
Alma mater  Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Tufts University
Fields  Economics, History, Sociology
Books  An Islamic Utopian, Superstition as Ideology in Iranian, Pioneers of Islamic Revival, Behind the 1953 Coup in Iran: Th, The Secular Miracle

Ali Rahnema (Persian: علی رهنما‎‎) is an Iranian economist and historian. He is a professor of economics at the American University of Paris, and director of its MA program in Middle East and Islamic studies.



Rahnema has a BA from Lewis and Clark College, MA and MALD degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, and a Doctorat de Troisième Cycle from the Université de Paris I - Sorbonne.


  • Superstition as Ideology in Iranian Politics: From Majlesi to Ahmadinejad (Cambridge Middle East Studies), 2011
  • An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shariati. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
  • The Pioneers of Islamic Revival, ed. (New Edition with Major New Introduction by the Editor) Zed Books, 2005. Malaysian Edition 2006. Indonesian Translation
  • Islamic Economic Systems, Zed Books, 1994. Co-Author, F. Nomani. Malaysian edition 1995. Bosnian Translation
  • The Secular Miracle: Religion, Politics and Economic Policy in Iran, Zed Books, 1990. Co-Author, F. Nomani
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