Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State?

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    • Abstract:
      This article explores the extent to which the political development and institutionalization of political democracy in Iran represents a consolidation or potential transformation of the Iranian theocratic regime. The author does this to better understand the nature and scope of political discourse in contemporary Iran with respect to the reform of political institutions, efforts at decentralization of state power, and the dilemmas and controversies surrounding the notion of civil society in an Islamic context. The addition of a third power center, the possibility of sharing governance with non-state actors, and the greater capacity for regions to respond to ethnic and local interests are factors that could contribute to transformation of governance and distribution of power in the country. Whether they will or not will become clearer in the coming years.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      9195
    • ISSN:
      0037-783X
    • Accession Number:
      3308091
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    • ABNT:
      TAJBAKHSH, K. Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State? Social Research, [s. l.], v. 67, n. 2, p. 377–404, 2000. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Tajbakhsh K. Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State? Social Research. 2000;67(2):377-404. Accessed December 1, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091
    • APA:
      Tajbakhsh, K. (2000). Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State? Social Research, 67(2), 377–404.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tajbakhsh, Kian. 2000. “Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State?” Social Research 67 (2): 377–404. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091.
    • Harvard:
      Tajbakhsh, K. (2000) ‘Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State?’, Social Research, 67(2), pp. 377–404. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091 (Accessed: 1 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tajbakhsh, K 2000, ‘Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State?’, Social Research, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 377–404, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Tajbakhsh, Kian. “Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State?” Social Research, vol. 67, no. 2, Summer 2000, pp. 377–404. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tajbakhsh, Kian. “Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State?” Social Research 67, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 377–404. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tajbakhsh K. Political Decentralization and the Creation of Local Government in Iran: Consolidation of Transformation of the Theocratic State? Social Research [Internet]. 2000 Summer [cited 2020 Dec 1];67(2):377–404. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=3308091