Studying the cultural strategies of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of population policy

Document Type : Original Article


Member of the Faculty of Culture, Art and Communication Research Institute



The role of culture in demographic changes is vital and influential.The purpose ofthis research isto investigatethecultural strategies forconstructing the future of the country's population based on thecultural requirementsof thesociety.Therefore,it attempts to answerthefollowingresearch questions what are the strengths and weaknesses of the cultural strategies and policies of building the futureofthe country's population based on the current cultural situation of the society? and whatopportunitiesand threatsdothesepoliciesfaceinachievingreachthedesiredpopulation objectives?
In this article,theauthor(s)attempts toidentify and describe the strengths and weaknessesof the cultural policies related to the construction of country's future population and the opportunities and threats imposed bytheexternalenvironmentusing SWATmodel.Thecontent of general population policies andupstreamdocuments areusedandexpertopinion todescribethe assumed strengthsand weaknesses.The currentculturalthreatsofthesocietyarealsoidentifiedandanalyzedbasedonthe modernizationtheory.Then,the recommendedstrategiesarepresentedfocusingon cultural weaknesses and threats.
The results of theresearchillustrate that thefutureofpopulationgrowthpolicies in terms ofthecultural situationofthesociety(i.e.theexternal environment)is ina defensive state.In other words,this situation is caused bythedominance of the weaknesses of population policies over the strengths (internal factors) and the dominance of cultural threats over opportunities (external factors).The gap between the current realities of the society and cultural policies, thequantitative view and lack ofattentiontocultural barriers, etc.,were amongthemostimportant internal weaknesses of cultural policies and strategies for population growth.
Theculturalrequirementsofcurrentsociety(e.g.individualism,consumerism,hedonism,sexism, replacing animals instead of having children, etc.)were also identified as themost important threats to populationgrowth,which arefar from theideal situation and will place the country's demographic future in a critical situation.Therefore,the suggestedstrategies have been drawn inordertoreduce the weaknesses and reduce the effects ofcultural threats.These strategies aremostlyfocusedonthe cultural acceptancedegree of families,construction ofcultural trust,investing intheskillofselection in the face of modern cultural developments,theneed tocarryoutcultural planningandplanning based on density and cultural differences are emphasized.


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