Author: Loghman Ghanbari PhD in political science
The revolutionary movements in Iran and Kurdistan are a synthesis of the information revolution in the globalization environment and the crisis of the legitimacy of the political system in the country.
It can be said that the recent movements in Iran are a global-local movement, which means that today, in the age of globalization, the local issue has become a global issue and the global issue has also become a local issue. Therefore, it can be said that this movement is a global-local movement, and this issue has caused the distinction and difference of this revolutionary movement from the past movements in Iran, as a result, any alternative for the future of Iran should also be considered in the framework of the global-local issue. .
Global-local means that we should not be influenced by technological determinism and see the recent movements in Iran as influenced by the globalization of modern communication technologies, but we should also point to the role of internal factors, for example, we should consider the role of civil society and awareness Let’s also mention political or university education level
In other words, we should have a combined or hybrid view of the recent movements in Iran. In the past, many theorists of revolutions only paid attention to the role of internal variables, but the recent movements in Iran showed that social movements cannot be analyzed solely by relying on internal factors.
Another feature of the recent movements in the era of globalization is the role of the diaspora, which, in alignment with the domestic protesters in the country, deepened and expanded the recent movements in Iran.
It should also be mentioned the influential role of global public opinion in alignment with domestic public opinion.
Anti-government demonstrations in more than 100 cities in European countries indicate the alignment of global public opinion with domestic opinions, and without a doubt, this issue will become an influential factor in the trends of protest movements in Iran.