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Comparative Politics

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Christopher Hall
September 15, 2010
Comparative Politics
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    In a sense it has been long overdue for Iran to turn towards a positive front and go towards a democracy.   Over the years for Iran, it has been hard to establish a structured government. A government that can be agreed upon by all citizens. It is now going in the right direction by pushing towards a democracy. Some critics believe that it is almost impossible for Iran to achieve the goal of becoming a democracy, even though it is in progress now. There are a few essential things that Iran must continue to keep working on to push forth towards a new government. Improvements must continue in order for Iran to prosper. Iran needs a political system period, for it to be even considered democratic. The citizens in Iran will appreciate a democracy, because it allows people to freely make choices without government intervention, or making the choices for them. Another necessary characteristic which gives citizens more say so in their government is that every vote must count equally. Each person now can choose who they feel should lead, and have no repercussions for thinking or expressing their feelings. It gives everyone the same laws, have equal civil rights, and be allowed to freely express their ideas. No matter how unpopular their views, all people should enjoy the freedoms of speech, press and assembly.   Public policy should be made publicly, not secretly, and regularly scheduled elections should be held. This concludes that because voting is class-biased, it may not be classified as a completely legitimate process. Another element for Iran’s government that brings controversy to its new process  and its legitimacy is how it will structure its political parties. The Political structure in Iran is weak, and that is due to the anti-party, anti-organization, and anti-politics cultural prejudices of the Classical Liberals (Avirett 23).   Iran over the years has been an isolated country from the rest...

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