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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 03)
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The Effect of Information and Communications Technologies on the Political Behavior of Elites

Hamid Mohammadi
Corresponding Author:  Hamid Mohammadi 

Key words:  Democratic behavior, ethnicity, information and communications technologies, internet, Kurd elites, satellite,
Vol. 5 , (03): 1064-1066
Submitted Accepted Published
December 17, 2012 January 12, 2013 January 21, 2013

This Study was done with purpose of The Effect of Information & Communications Technologies on the Political Behavior of Elites. Satellite networks and the internet as a part of fundamental tools of cultural globalization, affect on the political, economic, social and cultural areas in different communities. Many of basic patterns of mentioned areas are changing. A kind of global society is formed in which the fate of different nations, has been tied together more than ever and are interdependent. In these conditions and due to the importance of communication tools, it is said: "Politics moves on the wing of media." Ethnicity is one of the most important areas which are affected by new communication technologies, Fundamental areas in this field according to the ethnic diversity of Iranian society are the Kurds. For this Purpose, the present dissertation began in order to survey the effect of satellite networks and internet on the political behavior of the kurd elites. According to the Theory, Research Hypothesis, The Evidence Epistemological and Democratic Changes were collected. By dividing the range of study to two periods, period before and period after the arrival and expansion of the satellite and internet in Iran and Kurdistan, the historical, comparative and secondary evidences were collected. After collecting supplementary data that were done by means of interviews with twenty-five elite, research hypotheses were tested with methods of historical, comparative, secondary analysis and analysis of interviews. Results and findings of analysis showed that the construct theory can be explained the problem. The results and findings of this study, revealed a meaningful relationship between two variables and positive correlation of the two variables were confirmed.
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Hamid Mohammadi, 2013. The Effect of Information and Communications Technologies on the Political Behavior of Elites.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5(03): 1064-1066.
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