:: Volume 31, Issue 1 (2016) ::
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A Study of Effect of Geographical Factors on Societal Security (Case Study: Kerman Province)
Hadi Veicy *
Department Of Political Geography,Payame Noor University, Sirjan ,Iran , hadiveicy@pnu.ac.ir
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Geographical spaces and political units affected from its location and natural environment and with the surrounding environment have interaction. It seems that security, especially societal security as the most fundamental concept of as social life affected by the location and generally geographical factors. This study sought to examine the impact of geographical factors on societal security in Kerman province. Therefore, this study performed by systematic approach and integrated regional approach to issues of security and descriptive method. Data needed for research collected by library method and from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Statistics Center of Iran and Kerman Province’s Applied Research Office of police commander. In regional scale referred to drug trafficking and terrorism and in local scale (province) indicated to indicators of social insecurity such as armed robbery, robbery rape, kidnapping and murder, and the amount of drugs seized. The results show that societal security of Kerman province affected by the location of the resources of transnational, sub-national and inter-provincial threats. Also, it influenced by topographical conditions and the remoteness and proximity to centers of crisis. Townships in the western half of the province than half East of the state of societal security have better.

Keywords: Societal Security, Geographical factors, Location, Terrorism, Drug trafficking
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Political geography
Received: 2015/10/31 | Accepted: 2015/04/11 | Published: 2016/06/17

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