Document Type : Original Article


1 Postgraduate student of Political Science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Student in Political Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.


The formation of society structures according to the structuralist view is created by the action between members of society and the production of similar signs in a system of signs. In relation to each other, these actions arrive at an "interactive order" from which the patterns, structures, and institutions of society emerge. Therefore, the process of community development takes place through these structures and institutions. Therefore, it is important to study the shift of the traditional and social structure of a society and its impact on development. The purpose of this study is to investigate the change in the social structure of Iran. The main question of the research is what effect the shift from traditional to postmodern structure has on the process of political development and the approach of international relations in Iran. The research hypothesis is that the change in social structure leads to the formation of structures and institutions of Iranian society that the concept of development emphasizes pluralism and human development rather than unity and economic development. Using a descriptive-analytical method and an integrated approach, as well as compiling a library, this study concludes that the change in the traditional structure that prevailed in the early Islamic Revolution and mainly in the form of specific roles of individuals and family system. He acknowledged that he portrayed the development of society as traditional and organic growth through the action of the postmodern structure, which takes place mainly in virtual human beings and in multiple and contrasting roles.