Legal Analysis of the Role of Islamic Urban and Rural Councils in Administrative Decentralization and Local Democracy in Iran

  •  Mohammad Zadeh Asl Mohammad    
  •  Manoochehr Tabatabei Motameni    
  •  Heibatollah Najandimanseh    
  •  Hoseein Masudniya    
  •  Manoochehr Tavasoli Naini    


Administrative decentralization is one of the most marvelous achievements of public laws in current age. Obviously, based on the title of the book namely Islamic Councils, we mean a certain type of local decentralization is shaped by geographical areas. In modern administrative laws, decentralization is raised in two geographical and technical aspects. Local councils are objective sign of geographical decentralization and legal figures of public laws such as universities are instances of technical decentralization.

In this concept, decentralization is shaped by two concepts of “managerial independence” and “elective decision making authority”. In modern administrative system, decentralization means to increase the authorities of elected officials whose proficiencies are assignable only in a region of the country. Before getting familiar with such great achievement, we should address the philosophy governing decentralization and its status in modern democracies.

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