The Political Influence Coefficient of the Provinces in the Tenth State in Iran


1 Faculty of Humanities, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran

2 Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran



he political influence Coefficient as a power of influence and political elite lobbying (the power rents) of each region in the decision-making and national budget allocations centers is a new word through which the present article, after introducing it, is able to rank the provinces in the tenth state using the multi-criteria decision-making models (MCDM). This issue is important in terms of social justice and its role in development. For this purpose, based on the key national management posts in the form of a set of three main governmental branches: the execute one( President, first vice president, vice presidents, minister, central bank governor, chairman of the Red Crescent), the legislature (the speaker of Parliament, the members of the parliament), judiciary (Head of the Judiciary, Chairman of the Assembly of Experts, Attorney General, Head of the Supreme Court, Head of Expediency council), and the head of IRIB broadcasting that totally comprise 14 indices, the provinces are ranked by Topsis Model. According to the rankings, Tehran and Ilam have the most and least political influence of the total 31 provinces of the country in the tenth state, respectively.


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