The Concept Of Power And Legitimacy In The Political Thought Of Postmodernism With Emphasis On Foucault’s Opinions (Case Study: The Revolution Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran)

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Alireza Ebrahimi Fard , Ghorbanali Ganji and Abdolreza Bay


Power and legitimacy have a special place in postmodern political thought, like other political strategies. Postmodernism considers the combination and balance of power and legitimacy as a requirement for maintaining sovereignty and believes that power is not exclusively in the possession of a person, group or class; Legitimacy depends on various factors. Therefore, the research is looking for an answer to this question: how does power and legitimacy means in postmodernism, and how is it in the occurrence of the Islamic revolution in Iran? Meanwhile, the analysis of Foucault's theories is more important. Despite other postmodernisms, Foucault pointed to the lost spirituality in the field of politics, which is a product of the modern era, and believes that Iran, with the charismatic leadership of Imam Khomeini, has sought to involve religion in politics beyond economic issues and this has been the most important motivation to create a collective will for the Islamic revolution to happen.

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