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Driving Culture in Iran : Law and Society on the Roads of the Islamic Republic (Hardcover) (Reza

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Iran has one of the highest rates of road traffic accidents worldwide and according to a recent UNICEF report, the current rate of road accidents in Iran is 20 times more than the world average. Using extensive interviews with a variety of Iranians from a range of backgrounds, this book explores their dangerous driving habits and the explanations for their disregard for traffic laws. It argues that Iranians’ driving behaviour is an indicator of how they have historically related to each other and to their society at large, and how they have maintained a form of social order through law, culture and religion. By considering how ordinary Iranians experience the traffic problem in their cities and how they describe traffic rules, laws, authorities and the rights of other citizens, Driving Culture in Iran provides an original and valuable insight into Iranian legal, social and political culture.
Number of Pages: 286.0
Genre: Social Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Criminology, General, Islamic Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Reza Banakar
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2016
TCIN: 50242422
UPC: 9781784534486
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-5957

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