The Role of Domestic Factors in Science and Technology Diplomacy: The Case of Iran’s Nuclear Program

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The paper aims to depict the crucial role of a number of domestic factors facilitating the conclusion of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA in Vienna. For attaining this goal, the paper highlights the dynamics of two under-analyzed factors. These factors include the consensus being built in 2012 among the reference groups of business and security communities over the concept of security; and the emergence of policy broker coalition, which mediated between the rival policy positions over the nuclear issue. A hybrid conceptual model and a mixed of quantitative and qualitative research methods are used to substantiate the paper’s argument.

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Article Title [فارسی]

The Role of Domestic Factors in Science and Technology Diplomacy: The Case of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Abstract [فارسی]

The paper aims to depict the crucial role of a number of domestic factors facilitating the conclusion of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA in Vienna. For attaining this goal, the paper highlights the dynamics of two under-analyzed factors. These factors include the consensus being built in 2012 among the reference groups of business and security communities over the concept of security; and the emergence of policy broker coalition, which mediated between the rival policy positions over the nuclear issue. A hybrid conceptual model and a mixed of quantitative and qualitative research methods are used to substantiate the paper’s argument.

Keywords [فارسی]

  • concept of security
  • Social Consensus
  • policy broker
  • Nuclear negotiations