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Sustainable Development and Security and Legal Empowerment of Local Governments in Iran
Ali Omidi *
Esfahan University , al.omidi@gmail.com
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Given to the mosaic identity of states around the world، they have experienced different models for good spatial governance. Even now، some states، disrespect of existence and non-existence of potential ethnic tensions، are looking ways of good governance of space and multi-ethnic geography. Until now، five models including: 1.Centralisation،2.Fedralism،3.Consociationalism،4.Decentralisation، and 5. Territorial autonomy have been tested in several countries. In this article، the similarities and differences of these models and their benefits and weak points in application on Iran are analyzed in a comparative perspective. The findings of this article indicate that it is not possible to consider any of them as panacea and their success depends on the historical developments and the process of democracy. About Iran، it is argued that just the decentralization model can be applied and other models are inapplicable on this country on security reasons. But it requires that the law on City Councils to be modified، the mayors to be elected directly by people، the law on Iranian Principle 44 of Constitution to be executed effectively and the structure of budgeting in Iran to be modified in favor the regions. In other words، the local governments in Iran would be empowered
Keywords: Good Govern Federalism, Decentralization, Security, Development, Municipality, Local Government, City Councils
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/04/22 | Accepted: 2018/04/22 | Published: 2018/04/22
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Omidi A. Sustainable Development and Security and Legal Empowerment of Local Governments in Iran. GeoRes. 2014; 28 (4) :113-136
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