The Explanation of Principles and Elements of Religious Democracy with Emphasis on Constitution of Islamic Republic of Iran

Hossein Koshtegar, Lena Abdolkhani, Aliakbar Amini


After the victory of Islamic Revolution in 1979 in Iran, a new type of government was established which emphasized religious authority along with democratic aspects which is now known as “religious democracy”. Therefore, to explain the essence of this type of government one could state that religious democracy is a new interpretation of Islam in which the political aspects of Islam as a complete and comprehensive religion are considered, emphasis is on political affairs of a religious society and social and political authority of Islam is included so that it simultaneously has political and religious legitimacy in it. The primary question in the present paper revolves around explanation of principles and elements of religious democracy and better and more precise examination of its indicators in constitution of Islamic Republic of Iran.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p79

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