The rent-seeking economy and social justice system in Iran


Majdi Abdulhadi
Economic Affairs Specialist

Keeping in mind the vitality of the social justice movement in the Middle East, as well as the underdevelopment, poverty and conflicts arising therefrom, this research intends to analyze and assess Iran’s social justice system, which is one of the most important powers in the region. This research attempts to transcend traditional indications that estimate the extent of quantitative achievement. Instead, it uses a qualitative assessment to judge the system’s fairness and sustainability within the framework of the rent-seeking economy (which is mainstream in Iran) and resource-based development. How do these types of economies weaken the quantitative dividends of the economic policies aiming to achieve social justice in Iran, and how does such an economy threaten its existence?

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