Empowerment : an approach for development in rural areas of Iran

Abstract: Empowerment as a strategy for rural development in Iran is discussed. A distinction is made between social, political, psychological, and organizational empowerment. An integrated approach is advocated, involving local governnment, community support, and decentralized sectoral approaches. Author(s): Allahdadi, Fatemeh Source(s): , Journal of American science; Vol. 7, No. 5 p. 378-381, ill Journal of…