The role of Local management (Dehyaries) in establishing social security(case study: Rural Settlements of Kermanshah Province,West of Iran)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 MA., Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


Purpose:National security highly influences villages, as they (especially those at borders) are among the strategic places of each country. Offering security at villages in Iran is among the duties of Dehyars. This article aims at investigating the significance of Dehyaries in providing social security invillages.
Methods: In so doing, related data were gathered using a questionnaire, and the principles of quantitative survey research were followed. The study sample included 70 Dehyars and rural council members, selected based on the principles of the simple random sampling method and the results of the Cochran formula from the statistical population.
Results: There isa relationship between Dehyaries' success in offering security in the villagewith Dehyaran̕s awareness of the village security and Dehyarys power and authority. The regression test shows that Dehyaries' authority and power is the most influential factor in their successful offering of security in villages.
Conclusion:Results of the study indicate that Dehyarsknow their duties concerning offering social security, but training courses can influence the issues positively. The result also shows that security organizations do not cooperate properly with Dehyariesand suffer from low authority and power in providing security. Therefore, there is no guarantee that their decisions will be the basis of further measures.


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