Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Political Science, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Payame Noor University, PO Box 19395-4697, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Institute of Contemporary History, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

One of the major objectives of the Islamic Revolution is to establish social justice, which can be inferred from the words of Imam Khomeini, constitutional principles and provisions of the upstream documents. In this connection, various bodies have been founded for materializing it. Thus, the main research question is: How is the Islamic Republic of Iran’s approach formed towards social justice? The methodology of the research is descriptive-analytical that falls under qualitative researches, as data are gathered through library sources. The article hypothesizes that the subject of social justice in the Islamic Republic’s policies, especially in its institutional aspects, is founded on the distributive justice through the Relief Foundation. Research results reveal that policies adopted by post-revolution administrations, as well as the upstream documents have selectively been based on various social justice indicators, which focused on economic protection and support for the vulnerable groups. However, the Relief Foundation’s approach to establishing social justice through such plans as employment and fighting poverty, consistent with the views of Imam Khomeini on distributive justice, was based on competence, collaboration in social plans, and serving the society.