Investigation of the Role of Administrative Divisions in Local Development (Case study: Bavanat and khorrambid Counties)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Full Professor of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D Student of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor of Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


Space political organizing is realized in the frame of administrative divisions. Efficient and optimal division is the important factor in order to increase efficacy of political management system of space throughout the country. Because political management of space is performed through political-administrative divisions, administrative divisions are one of the most important factors to decrease in inequalities and asymmetrical development of all regions and administrative division efficacy is obtained when it provides an appropriate setting to develop and improve all regions, symmetrically.
Research Methodology
Data gathering procedure is based on library and field finding. In library procedure, using existing references in libraries, formal and valid statistic information are considered. The field study is a questionnaire type. Data analysis will be done using qualitative and quantitative analysis methods, and conclusion will be done using the two methods.
Results and discussion
Promotion in the administrative division is among the most critical functions of the administrative division which plays crucial role in transferring responsibilities and decision authority to the administrative political units. Development in the form of political level promotion is realized when the region has the required potentials and capacities for promotion in one hand and promotion of the political levels is based on the regional requirements and also is in line with the decentralization policy. In this research, we have studied the role of the administrative division in the form of promotion in the political level in development of khorrambid and Bavanat counties. The results showed that regarding growth in development indices in social and economic dimensions in the two counties, administrative division has led to development of Bavanat and khorrambid counties. The library findings are also confirmed by the field findings.
Administrative divisions play significant roles in development of different parts of a country through promotion in unit’s political level and in the form of decentralization strategy in various aspects due to instinct potentials. Results of this research showed that even though political level promotion are more in the form of decentralization than in the political and financial forms, but this issue has resulted in positive results and has increased in the counties development. It is important to note that, political level promotion is not the only way of development. The region potentials and capabilities to promotion, and considering the needs of the region are among prerequisites.


Volume 12, Issue 41
March 2016
Pages 60-82
  • Receive Date: 01 August 2013
  • Revise Date: 18 January 2014
  • Accept Date: 17 February 2014
  • First Publish Date: 20 March 2016