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The Editor. October 25, 2010

State of Civil Society in Iran

State of Civil Society in Iran

In this policy paper on the state of civil society in Iran, Razzaghi makes a number of claims and offers recommendations for bolstering independent civil society in Iran. Two of the most thought-provoking points concern the role of the UN in propping up state-sponsored and dependent civil society as opposed to independent civil society and the influx of former political insiders into independent civil society.
Razzaghi writes:

At present, and for the first time, an opposition has emerged from within the regime which none of the suppressive measures are able to drive into the margins. This opposition is getting increasingly stronger and has created splits among Iranian society, the clerical establishment, the government, and the people.

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The Editor. October 13, 2010

Research


Arseh Sevom conducts research into various aspects of civil society in Iran and in related communities. Our current research centers on academic freedom, networking (traditional and digital), and arts and culture.

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