A political tremor.

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    • Subject Terms:
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      926110 Administration of General Economic Programs
      921130 Public Finance Activities
      913910 Other local, municipal and regional public administration
      921110 Executive Offices
      541910 Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling
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    • Abstract:
      The mayor of Bam, Iran, has confessed to aid workers that Iran's government had done a poor job of helping survivors of the earthquake that razed his city in December 2003. Surprise at the mayor's candour turned to delight at the prospect of local democracy when a well-known sociologist, Siyamak Zand-Razavi, stood up to announce his proposal that the survivors should elect petitioners to present their concerns to the government. The authorities hope this will prevent a recurrence of last month's rioting. Zand-Razavi is attacking the secrecy and paternalism that have made Bam a byword for official failure. Mindful of its obligations to Iran, the United Nations (UN) is said to have earmarked as much as $1million for the government's efforts to reunify families split up in the quake's chaos, yet UN workers on the ground are quietly seeking out non-governmental outfits better able to do the job. By the end of this year, Zand-Razavi predicts, Bam will have two representatives, a man and a woman, for every 30-40 households, plus an operating staff of 120 for the town.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      581
    • ISSN:
      0013-0613
    • Accession Number:
      12791193
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    • ABNT:
      A political tremor. Economist, [s. l.], v. 371, n. 8370, p. 36, 2004. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193. Acesso em: 23 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      A political tremor. Economist. 2004;371(8370):36. Accessed November 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193
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      A political tremor. (2004). Economist, 371(8370), 36.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      “A Political Tremor.” 2004. Economist 371 (8370): 36. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193.
    • Harvard:
      ‘A political tremor’ (2004) Economist, 371(8370), p. 36. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193 (Accessed: 23 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ‘A political tremor’ 2004, Economist, vol. 371, no. 8370, p. 36, viewed 23 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      “A Political Tremor.” Economist, vol. 371, no. 8370, Apr. 2004, p. 36. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “A Political Tremor.” Economist 371, no. 8370 (April 10, 2004): 36. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      A political tremor. Economist [Internet]. 2004 Apr 10 [cited 2020 Nov 23];371(8370):36. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=12791193