The interaction between the street and democracy

Document Type : Original Article


Associate Prof, Department of Law, Faculty of Humanities Science, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran



The street was created to facilitate movement, while democracy is a participatory governance model. This research aims to identify the interaction between democracy and the street from a legal standpoint using a descriptive-analytical method. The central inquiry revolves around the connection between the street and democracy. Democracy has four essential elements: public participation, equality, protection of minority rights through respect for human rights, and pluralism. The interaction between democracy and the street occurs in three dimensions: democratic street (a street that fully complies with the components of democracy in its form and structure), street democracy (the use of interactive democracy methods at the street level with the involvement of civil society to extend participation to marginalized people such as people without housing and vendors), and democracy on the street (It involves establishing the required technical platforms in streets to facilitate civil disobedience and protests, through meetings, marches, assemblies, sit-ins, carnivals, flash mobs, etc. and also speech to create the common world and reach consensus decisions). If these links are created and strengthened, the street can become good so that citizens desire to attend it, and democracy will find a way from election periods to daily life contexts.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 21 February 2024
  • Receive Date: 11 May 2023
  • Revise Date: 13 February 2024
  • Accept Date: 21 February 2024