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Den tvetydiga regimen - En studie om den iranska regimens natur

Larsen, Fredrik (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this study is to get a better understanding of the Iranian regime. My theory is that the Iranian regime is a semi-dictatorship, based on the soul fact that semi-competetive elections take place. The main question this thesis tries to answer is what characterizes the political construction of the Iranian regime and by what means does it implement its political goals. In trying to answer this question the case of Iran is applied to four specific typologies being, semi-dictatorship, military rule, single party rule and personal rule. The aim has not been to categorically analyze if the Iranian regime matches one typology or the other perfectly, as this is seldom the case when it comes to typologies.

After analysis of the four... (More)
The aim of this study is to get a better understanding of the Iranian regime. My theory is that the Iranian regime is a semi-dictatorship, based on the soul fact that semi-competetive elections take place. The main question this thesis tries to answer is what characterizes the political construction of the Iranian regime and by what means does it implement its political goals. In trying to answer this question the case of Iran is applied to four specific typologies being, semi-dictatorship, military rule, single party rule and personal rule. The aim has not been to categorically analyze if the Iranian regime matches one typology or the other perfectly, as this is seldom the case when it comes to typologies.

After analysis of the four typologies, the conclusion is that the Iranian regime utilizes semi-competitive elections to give a guise of democracy, as is in line with a semi-dictatorship. Beyond that, none of the typologies fit the Iranian regime in all aspects, but does carry similarities with all of the typologies, although some more and some less. However, the analysis of the typologies in combination has served its purpose and indeed increased my understanding of the Iranian regime.

The Iranian regime is ambiguous at best in its nature. With elements from Soviet rule, liberal European parlamentarism and theocracy, it is quite unique and not easily penetrated.

Nyckelord: Iran, typologi, regim, auktoritär, icke-demokrati (Less)
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author
Larsen, Fredrik
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Iran, Typology, Non-democratic regime, Dictatorship, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1325899
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
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2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to get a better understanding of the Iranian regime. My theory is that the Iranian regime is a semi-dictatorship, based on the soul fact that semi-competetive elections take place. The main question this thesis tries to answer is what characterizes the political construction of the Iranian regime and by what means does it implement its political goals. In trying to answer this question the case of Iran is applied to four specific typologies being, semi-dictatorship, military rule, single party rule and personal rule. The aim has not been to categorically analyze if the Iranian regime matches one typology or the other perfectly, as this is seldom the case when it comes to typologies.

After analysis of the four typologies, the conclusion is that the Iranian regime utilizes semi-competitive elections to give a guise of democracy, as is in line with a semi-dictatorship. Beyond that, none of the typologies fit the Iranian regime in all aspects, but does carry similarities with all of the typologies, although some more and some less. However, the analysis of the typologies in combination has served its purpose and indeed increased my understanding of the Iranian regime.

The Iranian regime is ambiguous at best in its nature. With elements from Soviet rule, liberal European parlamentarism and theocracy, it is quite unique and not easily penetrated.

Nyckelord: Iran, typologi, regim, auktoritär, icke-demokrati},
  author       = {Larsen, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Iran,Typology,Non-democratic regime,Dictatorship,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den tvetydiga regimen - En studie om den iranska regimens natur},
  year         = {2006},
}