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Impacts of Geographical Diversity of Ethnic Groups on Order and Security Case Study: Islamic Republic of Iran

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Abstract:

Today, radicalism ethnocentrism has become a primary source of violent armed conflicts inside the country and in some parts of the world and has entailed an attrition of nation-state's power. On the other hand, ethnic nationalism in some countries has targeted national integrity and the very foundation of the society. This paper seeks to respond to the question: What impacts does this ethnic scatteredness and diversity have on the order and security of the Islamic Republic of Iran? What solutions are there for the national integrity? That which is certain is the existence of various ethnic groups in Iran which have rarely caused conflicts and engagements; from the issue of Turkmen Sahra and Azarbayjan in the early Revolution to the strikes by Kurdish people in May 2010 which are all issues that have been effective on the public order and security of Iran. Therefore, it is necessary for Iran to adopt effective steps in the direction of national integrity while relying on converging components of the Iranian ethnic groups including shared religion, shared land, and also the issue of shared security. Of course, looking upon the 37 year old history of Iran, this demonstrates that the country has made huge progress in this regard. The methodology is descriptive-analytical and by using data and information, some solutions have been offered.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 68)
Pages:
41-48
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.68.41
Citation:
S. M. R. Mahmodpanahi et al., "Impacts of Geographical Diversity of Ethnic Groups on Order and Security Case Study: Islamic Republic of Iran", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 68, pp. 41-48, 2016
Online since:
Apr 2016
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