عنوان مقاله [English]
The issue of good governance has been extensively considered in the scientific and political communities of the world as well as inside the country in the last two decades. This theory is used to measure the extent to which governments are "good". Reviewing the criticism against Western "good governance" theory and investigating the Islamic theories of governance, this research is intended to identify the views of Islam in the Holy Quran. Regarding the great number of verses of the Holy Qur’an explaining the characteristics of Pharaonic ruling system, the researchers tried to regard it as a model of "evil governance" to identify the other end of the spectrum, i.e. the "good governance". Hence, applying a thematic research method to study the Holy Qur'an, the researchers studied the related verses and arrived at the basic concepts of Pharaonic ruling system as a metaphorical reasoning strategy. The obtained model testified that the Holy Qur'an introduces intrinsic and external dimensions for governance. The former is a presentation of the relation of the governance with God, which is manifested in the latter while involving in its relation with people. Each of these dimensions contain three components including attitude, approach, and performance, all of which affect one another respectively.