Sociology of Social Consensus and Ethnic Minorities in Iran

Seyed Javad Hoseini, Maryam Sadat Tayarani, Saeid Saleh, Mohammad Esmaeil Sheykhani


This study sets out to investigate the relationship between social consensus and ethnic minorities in Iranian society. By using library research and documentary method, the data were collected and were analyzed based on a synthetic-analytic model. This model was devised by a theoretical framework based on Causative structuralism and ethnic mobilization. The social consensus and ethnic minorities' affairs were studied on 3 dimensions. The result showed that related to social consensus and divergence, in Iranian society, Holy Qur'an instructions, Constitution law, participation, security, traditions, charismatic authority and law are basic factors. The existence of Political governors and revolutionists from different ethnic groups, the kind of relationships of center-margins, the territorial and boundaries connections, the relationships of minorities with important national and historical events and internality of ethnic groups are favorable backgrounds for social consensus. Finally, state authoritarianism, ethnic instrumentalism, Idealism, national state formation and external factors are unfavorable backgrounds for the aforementioned issue.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n1p29

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