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A Strategic Plan for the Political Management of the Geographical Space of Islamshahr Township, Iran
Romina Ebrahim *1, Navid Sarbaz2
1- Department of Political Geography, Faculty of Humanity, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , eroomina@yahoo.com
2- Department of Political Geography, Faculty of Humanity, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
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Aims & Backgrounds: Political managers of geographical space at the township level are bound to formulate strategic plans in order to carry out their duties. What that makes the presentation of the strategic plan necessary is derived from political management duties of geographical space at the regional level to achieving the regional aims. The general aim of this research was to presentation the strategic plan for the political management of the geographical space of Eslamshahr Township. The minor aims of the research include identifying the strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of Eslamshahr Township as well as designing the most appropriate strategies for managing Eslamshahr Township.
Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted through data collection by library studies, interview with experts, personal observation and completion of the questionnaire by experts in 2017. Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) technique was used for weighting the internal and external factors. Also, the SWOT analysis method was used for strategies planning. Quantitative strategic planning matrix (QSPM) was used for evaluating the strategies.
Findings: The sum of matrix scores of the external factors was 1.9 which sowed the threat position of the township. The sum of matrix scores of the internal factors was 2.44 which showed the township is in the weakness position.
Conclusion: Political management of geographical space in Eslamshahr Township should adopt defensive strategies. 
Keywords: Strategy, Strategic Planning, Political Management, Geographical Space
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Political geography
Received: 2018/02/25 | Accepted: 2018/07/2 | Published: 2019/06/2
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