Title

The Political Potential of Iran's Youth

Abstract

This research examines the political potential of the children of the Islamic Revolution, Iran's youth. Consisting of those between the ages of fifteen and twenty-nine. this demographic represents 66% of Iran's current population. This large proportion of Iran's population was born after the founding of the Islamic republic of Iran in 1979. Consequently, much of Iran's youth have little connection with the Islamic Revolution, especially when compared to those currently in power in Iran. However, population size and disconnect with the Revolution are not the only factors that contribute to the political potential of Iran's youth. This research hopes to further support the claim that Iran's youth is a demographic of great political potential by thoroughly investigating youth counter-culture, youth discontent, and the impact of modern technologies within Iran. The objective of examining these factors is to provide evidence that much of Iran's youth are in the ideal position to act politically. Thus, by examining these variables, support will be provided to the claim that Iran's youth possess great political potential within Iran.

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Thesis Completion

2010

Advisor

Sadri, Houman A.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Political Science

Format

Print

Identifier

University Archives

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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