Kevan Harris is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"Harris offers a first-rate book on Iran" - CHOICE
“Harris literally wrote the book on politics and welfare in Iran.”
- Foreign Policy
“This empirically rich study draws on Harris’ extensive fieldwork in Iran and uses welfare policy as a prism through which to view the country’s transition from the shah’s dictatorship to the now nearly 40-year-old theocracy of the Islamic Republic. . . . If Harris is correct, the Islamic Republic contains the seeds of its own transformation.” - John Waterbury, Foreign Affairs
"A Social Revolution acts as a much-needed corrective to a lot of the academic and policy literature on contemporary Iran, which tends to view the country’s political and social geography in binary terms: namely, a top-heavy, ideological, and oppressive state versus a resistant, cosmopolitan society." - The Middle East Journal
"Kevan Harris has stepped forward with a reasoned and well-researched presentation of the theocracy as a traditional welfare state." - Survival: Global Politics and Strategy
“A Social Revolution acts as a much-needed corrective to a lot of the academic and policy literature on contemporary Iran." - The Middle East Journal