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State studies journal is a double-blind, peer review and open access journal published by Allameh Tabataba’I University as a leading university in humanities and social sciences in Iran, in cooperation with the scientific association of political sciences of Iran and State Studies scientific hub. This publication was found in order to provide and intellectual environment for national and international researchers with a focus on political science issues. This publication was published in response to the process made in the field of government studies and its purpose is to publish quality articles that report findings related to important political science issues.

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Public Policy
Evolution of Public Policy Studies in France

Madjid Vahid

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 1-23


  The purpose of this contribution is to shed light on the evolution of public policy studies in France. It should be noted that this discipline was born in the United States in the 1950s mainly based on the works of Harold Lasswell who is known as the founding father of the discipline. Lasswell and his ...  Read More

Political Thought
Governance and Structure: A Theoretical Reflection on the Structure of Constitutional Rights in Iran

Kioomars Ashtarian

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 25-60


  Analyzing the structure of Constitutional law in the Islamic Republic of Iran can be used to identify the capacities of amending the Constitution and redefining the Iranian governance system. This article, with an institutional-normative approach, seeks to show the theoretical capacities of the constitutional ...  Read More

The Concept of Efficient Government in Qawanin al-Wizarah by Abul Hasan al-Mawirdi (d. 450 AH) Understood by the Conceptual Approach of Thomas Spragens

Alireza Ashtari Tafreshi

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 61-98


  Qawanin al-Wizarah is one of the most significant works of Abul Hasan al-Mawirdi, a policy theoretical scholar of the 5th century AH, in which he presented a constructed image of the government; however, this image is not purely theoretical, but also that is to a great amount image of government with ...  Read More

Political Thought
Examining the Existential Aspects of Modern State Criticism with an Emphasis on Hannah Arendt's Political Thought

Sajjad Chitfroush

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 99-133


  The modern state is among the major political institutions that encompass all dimensions of human life. Despite its useful aspects, this institution, drawing from foundations that may diminish human freedom in its interaction with individuals, ultimately hinders the growth of human thought and the revelation ...  Read More

Politics and International Relations
Analyzing Turkey's Soft Power Mechanisms (The Ruling Period of Justice and Development Party)

Hasan Sadeghian; Arastoo Fadaei

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 135-171


  Today, political analysts consider that the concept of "smart power" has developed as a result of the combination of "soft power - hard power". The case study of the current research confirms this claim; This means that Turkey, during the last two decades, to advance its goals and realize its interests, ...  Read More

Governmental Policy of Land Reform and Water Crisis in Iran

Masoud Ghaffari; Habib Rezazadeh

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 173-208


  First: The current water crisis in Iran is the product of years of inappropriate decisions and management, which occurred due to the increase in water demand from the country's water resources. Agrarian reform policy and the issue of land. The result was the fragmentation of agricultural land, which, ...  Read More

Politics and International Relations
Expansionism Policy of the Chinese Government in Central Asia Based on Soft Power

Hamid Hakim; Emad Helalat

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 209-242


  Soft power is a tool utilized by different actors in the evolving international system based on their capabilities. In this transformed international system, soft power becomes a vital element in increasing influence over international outcomes, as it makes it more difficult to coerce countries and non-state ...  Read More

Political Thought
A Study of the Rule of Law in the Thought and Action of Mirza Taghikhan Amirkabir

Ali Babaei; Kamal Pouladi

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 243-280


  AbstractExamining the special place of Mirza Taghikhan Amirkabir in the contemporary history of Iran requires attention to his perception of the "Janus face of modernity". According to historical sociology, modernity has a dual and interconnected nature, whose positive, civilizational or objective aspect ...  Read More

The State
Institutional analysis of the formation and stabilization of the modern state in Iran

Mostafa Kavakebyan; Azim Matin

Volume 9, Issue 36 , February 2024, Pages 281-317


  In explicating the essence of a modern state, one must navigate a theoretical landscape defined by a set of characteristics, criteria, and requisites that differentiate the theory of the modern state from alternative paradigms, notably the absolute state. This theoretical realm, characterized by a prescriptive ...  Read More

The Roots of the Arab Spring and the Domino Effect of Collapsing Arab Regimes; the Determining Role of Short-Run Factors and Political Management

Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi

Volume 3, Issue 11 , December 2017, , Pages 1-26


  Between 2010 and 2013, during what was called the Arab Spring, the Arab world witnessed a wave of popular uprisings that led to the overthrow of four governments (in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen), serious difficulties for three states (in Bahrain, Jordan and to some extent, Saudi Arabia), and a civil ...  Read More

Gender Policy in Contemporary Iran: The Role of State in Changing the Status and Rights of Women (1891–2013)

Elaheh Sadeghi

Volume 7, Issue 27 , December 2021, , Pages 59-87


  Gender policy in contemporary Iran has experienced many fluctuations, but it has generally brought about significant changes in the status of women. The question of this article is focused on political factors, especially the role of state, in these changes. Using a historical–comparative method, ...  Read More

Military Diplomacy: A New Strategy for States in Pursuit the Foreign Policy Goals

Hadith Asemani Kenari; Seyyed Mohammad Tabataba'i

Volume 6, Issue 23 , December 2020, , Pages 219-256


  For a long time, the only solution to ending disputes between countries was war on the battlefield and military option. In the midst of these wars, the most important military strategies were born and often used in other battles. But over time, states have found that warfare is a very costly activity, ...  Read More

Securitization of the Corona Virus and Adopting State Restrictive Measures in the Fight against the viral Pandemic (Case Study of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia)

Nima Rezaei; Saeed Mirtorabi

Volume 6, Issue 22 , September 2020, , Pages 107-140


  Various governments around the world have put tough restrictive measures on the agenda to combat the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Actions that are unbearable for people under normal circumstances. These restrictive measures and extraordinary means have so far been accepted by the public (despite popular ...  Read More

The State
The Foundations and Indicators of the Islamic State from the Perspective of Majestic Ayatollah Khamenei

Elaheh Sadeghi; Samaneh Movahedi

Volume 9, Issue 33 , May 2023, , Pages 195-222


  In 1978, the Islamic Revolution achieved victory with the aim of fighting injustice, oppression, tyranny, establishing security, freedom, independence, and most importantly, forming a single nation. After the victory of the revolution, the first Shiite democratic system was established under the title ...  Read More

Welfare State, and the Binary of Social Democracy/Liberal Democracy
Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 May 2020


  In recent modernity era, especially between big war and the annihilation of communism, the most important political division in democratic countries has been the duality of Right/Left. Often the two biggest rival parties, apart from their different names, have been representing two tendencies, the social ...  Read More

The Dialectical Dilemma of the Iranian Intellectual: Statism or Anti-statism

Seyed Majid Hosseini; Vahid Asadzadeh

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 20 February 2020


  In this article, after the Constitution, Iranian intellectuals on the basis of which institution or field should be considered for the cause of modernization, civilization, development, or other related concepts are divided into two groups. The first group considers the state the cause for development ...  Read More

The Relationship between Political Structure and Political Development in the First Pahlavi Period Based on Bernard Crick's Model

Morteza Manshadi; Sara Akbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 May 2020


  Political development, in the sense of expanding partnerships and ideological competition in the political arena, at least at the elite level, requires institutions, organizations and developments in the structure of traditional society. In the first Pahlavi period the programs for the modernization ...  Read More

The Legal Personality of State in the Sassanid Era

Parham Mehraram; Mohammad Seyed Fatemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 February 2020

  < p >There has been valuable research on the socio-political structure of the Sassanid era. Most have described Sassanid society as an example of feudal or authoritarian Eastern societies. But the historical evidence is not entirely consistent with these two theories. It seems that the existence of a ...  Read More

The Constitutionalist States: Study of New Division of Constitution and the Concept of Dual Freedoms

Masoud Raei Dahaghi; Alireza Asadpour Tehrani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 May 2019


  Due to the developments in social relations in modern societies, and in particular the importance of restrictions on the political power of governments, the rule of people and the protection of individual rights and public freedoms as the foundations of constitutionalism and constitutional rule, it seems ...  Read More

The Nature of State in Schopenhauer's Political Thought

Somaye Hamidi; Hashem Ghaderi

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 20 February 2020


  Opinion on the concept of state has a deep root in the history of western political thought. Although there have been brief and marginal studies in this area in ancient Greece, we notice more attention to the concept of state and its coordinates since the Renaissance. Germany, during eighteenth century, ...  Read More

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