Exploring the Social Obstacles of Development in Province of Ilam Using Grounded Theory

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.d student sociology economic and development, Islamic Azad University Centeral Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant professer of Sociology Islamic Azad University Centeral Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate professer of Sociology Islamic Azad University Rodehen Branch, Rodehen, Iran


This issue the present study deals with social obstacles of development in the province of ilam as well as native people’s perception and interpretation of development. The methodology of this study relies on qualitative method and ethnography to collect the data. To analyze the data, grcunded theory was used. Data from observation and documents were collected by this researcher. Data were collected from observation and documented done by this researcher as well as interviews held within 56 paraticipants within the domain of the current study. Purposive–qualitative sampling was used and regarding the size of sample, theoretical logic of saturation was applied. The results show that the most important social obstacles of development in ilam are dominating tribal context, low level of social capital, diminishing of social relationships. And lock of merit system.


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