Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Social and Political Change"
|Titel||Civil society in Iran, transition into which direction? : challenges, opportunities and strategies|
|Plaats||The Hague [etc.]|
|Serietitel||Knowledge Programme Civil Society in West Asia Working Paper|
|Organisaties||Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, UvA - University of Amsterdam|
|Onderwerp||Social and Political Change|
|Trefwoorden||civil society, democratisation|
|Land||Iran, Islamic Republic of|
|Samenvatting||In the face of organizational limitations and roadblocks, parts of civil society in Iran have enjoyed significant growth over the past few decades. Recently, however, autocratic powers planned and executed|
an extensive attack on it. At present, civil society is in a hazardous situation. This is as a combined result of the following: The emergence of a new class of politicians; the formation of a garrison-based government the involvement of the established Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in politics, economy,culture, and cyber space and the prevalence of anti-democratic, civil society phobic discourse. This study is based on interviews and discussions with a number of Iranian civil society activists. The focal point of the study is to identify the transitional orientation of civil society in such a dangerous situation. The study includes a situational analysis of the present state of civil society in Iran. It defines strategic challenges and gives an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. Furthermore, it offers proposals in order to transform weaknesses into strength and threats into opportunities in order to prevent the premature death of Iran’s civil society.
|Rechten||© 2010 Hivos & University of Amsterdam|