Faṣlnāmah-i Pizhūhish/hā-yi Rāhburdī-i Siyāsat (Jan 2015)

Managing the Ethnic Gaps in Kordestan of Iran

  • Yousof Torabi,
  • Yousof Ali Majidi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 11
pp. 9 – 29

Abstract

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Iran as a great nation is home to different tribes and cultures. The people under Iranian nationality always have lived together peacefully and respectfully. But sometimes, some of these tribes were not satisfied because for several reasons such as ignorance, poverty, discrimination, and poor management of political elites, as well as the interferences of the colonialist countries. Those problems resulted in harms to national unity, integration and national security. The principle goal of this study is to investigate the methods for managing the ethnic gaps in Kordestan Province of Islamic republic of Iran. In all political systems consisting of ethnic and cultural diversities, governments have an important role in managing the ethnic gaps. Using rational approaches, governments can manage all the ethnic gaps based on scientific, fair and justice methods, ensuring that the right of all people would be preserved. This study is an applied research that has been done using an analytical and descriptive method based on documents and bibliographic techniques. At the end of this research, it is concluded that for a better management of ethnic gaps in Kordestan Province the following leads should be followed: Insisting on common values and common historical culture, Islamic identity, Iranian identity, overcoming the deprivation, and utilization of constitutional capacity of the Islamic republic of Iran.

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