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Security Priorities of Citizens in Various Zones of Tehran
Dr. Manijeh Navidnia
With emphasis on security models and considering utilization mode of various city places in Tehran, this survey studies the citizens' status in these places in regard of their security priorities

Police, Security and Family Institution
Dr. Manijeh Navidnia
In modern society, family is not an autonomous and self governed institution and essentially depends on other institutions to supply many of its requirements, as it needs the police to provide security.

The Analysis of Relationship Between Social Conditions and Security Discourses
Dr. Manijeh Navidnia
This article attempts to study the type of prevalent discourse in securitization of society with emphasis on social conditions

The police perspective; security and social capital
Dr. Manijeh Navidnia
The police as one of the main supporters of security have a remarkable place and there is no doubt about perspective of its future role and function.

The Analysis of Relationship Between Situations of Walfare and Societal Security, A Study in Tehran
Dr. Manijeh Navidnia
This research is studying the societal security with emphasis on welfare status variable and investigating the rate societal security at present conditions


Security and Risk I


Negativists define security as "absence of risk". If there is no risk, so there is security and conversely if there is risk, so there is insecurity. Thus the basic plan of security is confronting risks and threats. The life of people is commonly full of risks, damages, losses, harms and many other undesirable and unwanted incidents that not confronting them brings life in destruction. But something is forgotten here: that security is so involving in struggle and so mixes with enemy finding and hazards that the image of world it has represented is not only devoid of comfort and safety and not only free from concerns, anxieties and fears but also is the stage of conflict, struggle, opposition, offence and different types of violence.
Regarding this matter, "sociology with the assumption that social life is mixed with some incidents and issues, tends to necessity of security; but not because that risks have became globalized and their severity excite the mass fear as Giddens says, but because mankind everyday attempts more and more to dominate and control his or her social life. New human, involved in modern rationality, don't want to have inattention to incidents and requirements around him (as before); inattention that makes him suddenly face events those make affairs out of control. Instead, he wants to ride his car by himself… in sociology providing security before dangers and hazards is very important. Security is something like vaccine using it would result in immunity from disease (Navidnia: 2009, 58)".

Source: Navidnia, Manijeh (2009) "Societal Security", Tehran: Research Institute of Strategic Studies.
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