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Rahnema, Majid

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Gholam Reza Afkhami , Mahnaz Afkhami
Place
Paris and Bethesda, Maryland
Date
December 18 and 21, 1986
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
34pp. + summary + biographical note+index
Interviewee Details
Professor at Tehran University; Ambassador to Switzerland, 1965-1967; Minister of Science and Higher Education, 1967-1971; Deputy Prime Minister and Director of the Alashtar Experimental Project, 1972-1977; Senior Staff Member, UNDP and UNESCO.
Abstract
Origins of the Alashtar Project; aims and agenda of the Project; participants in the Project; status of rural Lorestan in the 1970s; impact of the White Revolution on Alashtar; reaction of the local inhabitants to the Project; impediments in the path of implementing the Project; power structure in Alashtar; promise and perils of holding elections in Alashtar; balance-sheet of the Project; new perspectives on rural development and health care.

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