Farhad Khosrokhavar (born in Tehran in 1948) is a renowned contemporary sociologist of Iranian origin, who built his scientific career and work in France, on French and in French scientific and academic institutions such as the École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales, where he is working from the 1980s to the present. He also received hid Ph. D. in France at Montpellier (1974) on "The relationship between finality and truth in Martin Heidegger".
Khosrokhavar formulated intellectually under the auspices of Alain Touraine, and to a large extent this explains his tourainean inspired theoretical passion for research of social movements. His entire sociological opus was indeed dedicated to the subject of radicalization and extremism, that can be confirmed by the titles of his books. Some of the most prominent works are L’Utopie sacrifiée: sociologie de la révolution iranienne (1993), L’islam des jeunes (1997), Etre jeune dans le pays des ayatollahs (s Amirom Nikpeyom, 2009), Radicalisation (2014), Les juifs,les musulmans et la République (s Michelom Wieviorkom, 2017).
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