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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Timothy P.
dc.dateSep-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T18:22:03Z
dc.date.available2015-11-06T18:22:03Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47228
dc.description.abstractWhen examining the effects of economic sanctions, the contentious debate over what constitutes success or failure often overlooks the sanctions’ externalities. This thesis examines the externalities of sanctions inside Iran in an effort to answer the question: How have economic sanctions targeting Iran affected domestic Iranian politics, and to what degree have these effects influenced the Iranian regime? Through extensive research regarding Iran’s class, economy, and politics, this thesis examines the characteristics of Iranian class structure, the measurable impact of sanctions on the Iranian economy and resultant economic policy shifts, and how these factors influence political behavior. This research concludes that sanctions have strengthened political clientelism in Iran, and are in turn reinforcing the Iranian regime’s hold on power. The implications provide critical context for policy makers working toward a U.S. strategy that will provide Iranian people the necessary resources to exert their political will.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/reinforcingregim1094547228
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleReinforcing a regime: strengthening clientelism in Iran with sanctionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderChatterjee, Anshu
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorIranen_US
dc.subject.authorsanctionsen_US
dc.subject.authorclientelismen_US
dc.subject.authorclassen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Strategic Studies)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Strategic Studies)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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