Study of national and local sovereignty relationship in Tehran based on the constitution

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University

2 MA in Regional Development Planning, Allameh Tabatabai University

3 MA in Cultural Studies, Science and Culture University


Considering the conditions of Tehran metropolis management, the obstacles to implementation of the Constitution are identified with the aim of establishing a sustainable relationship between national and local sovereignty.
Although, the constitution offers a power devolution based on the Soviet system, Tehran's disputes suggests disorderliness in this regard. Since there is a collection of formal and informal political settings, the obstacels can be investigated by the relationship between a set of Structure, Culture, and Agency.
Based on the Delphi method, findings are obtained from the views of experts and are assorted by content analysis and ranked by Friedman test after three rounds.
The results demonstrated that the barriers are “The centralization of the structure of national sovereignty due to fear of power weakening” and “a political rent-based economy” at the structural level which have caused turmoil in regulating the relationship between the national and local sovereignty in Tehran.


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