Social Sciences
Big data and paradigm shift in social science research

H. Zargham Boroujeni; F. Farokhian

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 1-33

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2022.4588.4541

Abstract
  The utopia promised by the modern age has not arrived, man, as a response to his failure in realizing modernism's ideals, attempted to create a parallel virtual world. Living in this virtual parallel world resulted in creation of billions of digital footprints in a fraction of a second and the emergence ...  Read More

Climatology
Framing and news sources in the coverage of climate change in Iranian press

M. Rahmanian; H. Afkhami

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 35-59

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2022.4497.4469

Abstract
  Climate change affects many aspects of human life, such as the economy, environment and society. Although its consequences are invisible for the public in short term, they are often informed about the negative aspects of climate change through the media. In other words, the media dedicate and cover news ...  Read More

Law
The impact of water privatization on the governmental obligation to the right to water with emphasis on general comment No. 15

A. Khosravi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 61-88

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2021.3585.3777

Abstract
  Water plays a vital role in human life, affecting not only the functioning of the body but also other human rights. For this reason, in recent decades, international bodies, including the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by approving Comment No. 15, have identified the access to water ...  Read More

Communications
Discursive formations of Iran’s water problem in mainstream newspapers of the 90s

H. Khaniki; Z. Zardar; S. Mousavi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 89-121

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2022.4414.4412

Abstract
  This paper aims to analyze the discourse on Iran’s water problem in mainstream newspapers of the 90s. To achieve this goal, critical discourse analysis (CDA) has been applied and contents of four mainstream newspapers have been reviewed over a period of nine years (between 2011 and 2020). The conceptual ...  Read More

Economics
A reflection on the joint governance in Iran: A case study of local river water governance

M. Kamal; H. Amiri; V. Moghadam; D. Rahimi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 123-150

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2022.4340.4363

Abstract
  The ownership of common pool resources and their exploitation are jurisprudential issues that include various opinions. The present study provides evidence of governance and its problems in one of the micro-scale irrigation systems in Iran, assuming that it plays an important role in administering those ...  Read More

Environment
Investigating the evolution of water planning and policy in pre- and post- Islamic Revolution in Iran

M. Talebi; M.J. Zareian; A. Farokhniya; R. Roozbahani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 151-178

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2022.4556.4516

Abstract
  The adoption of intermediate plans for development and progress is based on policies that are in the form of specific objectives and legal mechanism and executive plans. As in many cases, the weakness in implementation can be traced to policies. Accordingly, due to the imbalance between consumption and ...  Read More

Environment
The place of social issues in planning and management processes of forests in Iran from and interdisciplinary perspective

B. Mahmoudi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 179-206

http://dx.doi.org/10.22035/isih.2022.4566.4526

Abstract
  Conflict between socio-economic issues and needs at different levels, especially in local communities as well as planning and management approaches in forest areas, is discussed as the biggest challenge due to the lack of successful implementation of plans and initiatives related to the country’s ...  Read More