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Effect of Place Identity on the Spatial Pattern of Voting; A Case Study in the Parliamentary Election with Emphasis on Meymand Disttrict, Firoozabad Constituency. pos 2019; 1 (3) :159-166
URL: http://psp.modares.ac.ir/article-42-32380-en.html
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Introduction: Place is the center of geography and identity is the manifestation of culture in place. Regarding the belonging to different places, people have different actions, approaches, and tendencies. As a political event, parliamentary election plays an important role in the representation of voters’ place identities. Affected by its location, Iran, throughout history, has had a wide variety of place identities; parliament election plays a key role in revealing the diversity of identities and, consequently, the diversity of spatial pattern of voting. The present research, which has a descriptive-analytical nature, relies on the hypothesis that place identities, resulted from the diversity of dialect and the feeling of rejection due to the distance dimension, have affected the spatial pattern of voting in the form of heterogeneity of votes, dissipation of votes, and spatial conflicting relationships in Meymand district and Firoozabad constituency. To collect the data, library research method (using books and journals) and field study (questionnaire) were used.
Copnclusion: Spatial conflicts and distances from the central core of the Meymand district led to the heterogeneity of votes, the dissipation of votes, and the dispersion of votes; this spatial pattern of voting is accompanied by reducing the Maymand's influence on the overall results of the constituency.

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Article Type: مقالات علمی پژوهشی | Subject: Political Spatial Planning
Received: 2019/04/27 | Accepted: 2019/04/27 | Published: 2019/04/27

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