The contentious life of Basij revolutionary politics in poor neighbourhoods of Iran

Ahmad Moradi

This policy piece explores the political paradox vis-à-vis the state of the Basij in Iran, especially in poor urban settings.

Ahmad Moradi’s PhD project explores Iran’s revolutionary politics and state-like interventions in urban low-income neighbourhoods, with a focus on the paramilitary organisation of the Basij.His monograph titled Politics of Persuasion is under contract with Edinburgh University press. Ahmad received his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2019, has completed a postdoc at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris, and is a visiting scholar at Freie Universität Berlin (2021—2023).