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Objective: This article probesto answer that which are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of citizens’ participation in civic affairs in Tehran? This is achieved through studying social, cultural, economic, politicalmanagerial, legal, and spatial-physical aspects of the subject -- providing the basis upon which planners can formulate strategies and models for citizens’ participation in short-, medium-, and long-term plans. Method: Benefiting from a qualitative approach and relying on in-depth interviews and open questions, information on social, cultural, economic, political-managerial, legal, and spatial physical aspects of citizen’s participation has gathered with the aim of providing a SWOT analysis. A statistic community consist of 60 prefessors, urban planning and social science experts, and public sector officials were selected from the several University of Tehran and Socio- Cultural Bureau of Tehran Municipality have been selected and Studied with aimed and accessable sampling. Findings and Conclusion: The Results indicated that citizens’ participation in Iran specially in Tehran faces with the number of structural, socio-cultural, political-managerial, legal, and juridical impediments. Despite the current impediments various strengths and oppor tunities for stabilishment and empower of citizens’s participation in civic Affairs exist for there more weaknesses and thresats of participation from the citizens and city management has affected the partiction. yet the neccessity citizens practipation in the affairs is not be recognized by the Urban managers and cibizens. The citizens participation is mostly superfacial and symbolic.
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Received: 2012/06/11 | Published: 2011/07/15

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