Revolutionary institutions as a tool for the implementation of public policies in the experience of the Islamic revolution

Document Type : Original Article


Researcher at Imam Hussein University


The implementation of public policy is one of the most complex stages of public policy making, which requires both the use of expertise in the policy formulation stage and the tools that can bring the policy implementation to the fore in the best way. The initial decade of the Islamic revolution has had a double complication for the leader of the society in order to realize the public policy, both in terms of the lack of tested native and Islamic models for administration and in the face of the confrontation of arrogant global powers. The present study was carried out with the aim of analyzing the means of public policy implementation in the first decade of the Islamic Revolution. According to the studies of thinkers in the field of policy implementation, one of the important "organizational" tools of public policy implementation is "government reorganization". By using this tool, Imam Khomeini (RA) overcame the complications in a unique way and the general policies of the new system of the Islamic Republic have been realized by his tools. A thorough analysis of the tools used to implement the public policies of the first decade of the Islamic Revolution can contribute to the enrichment of theoretical knowledge in the field of the optimal implementation of the public policy in Iran. The present research analyzes the revolutionary institutions at the beginning of the revolution as a tool for the implementation of public policy, using the method of thematic analysis by examining documents and interviewing related thinkers. The results showed that the revolutionary institutions created by Imam Khomeini (RA), with the components of "idealistic planning", "dignified leadership", "revolutionary organization", "jihadi organizational culture" and "superior management of human resources", communicated public policies. They have been implemented and executed by the leader of the society in a favorable way.