Ali Pishro

Ali Pishro

School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: The History and Significance of Iran's Green Movement
Supervisor: Professor Scott Lucas
PhD American and Canadian Studies



  • BA Political Science Tehran Azad Universaity 
  • MA Political Science ( Democracy and Election ) University of Manchester

Doctoral research

PhD title
The History and Significance of Iran's Green Movement


For more than 100 years, the Iranian people have sought freedom and democracy. After constitutional revolution that led to the creation of the Legislative Assembly, all democratic movements have been failed for various reasons. Although Iran's Green Movement began under pretext of fraud, in a short time it demanded changes to constitution and the entire structure of the Islamic system. In my Master's dissertation, I considered the strengths and weaknesses of Green Movement. I believe the Iran's Green movements is a continuation of the student uprising July 1999. However, a major weakness of both of these movements has been that they have not foundsupport from other political and social groups in Iran, neither have they had any organizational communication with other Iranian organizations or unions.

Iran's Green Movement can be considered as the lates of the country's popular liberation movements. The significans of the Green Movement in Iran needs to be compared with similar liberation movements in other parts of region loosely termed the Arab Spring.

 In this research I will consider;

  • What is green revolution in Iran?
  • What is the background of Green revolution in Iran? 
  • What are the critical strength and weaknesses of the green revolution?
  • What is Arab spring? 
  • What is the impact of the Arab Spring on the Green revolution? 
  • What is the future of Green revolution and Arab spring?


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