Document Type : Research Paper
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
MA in Political Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Political participation is an important factor for political survival of the society and government. This concept is a symbol showing people’s presence at actions of government, and it is a substantial index for people’s satisfaction in democratic countries. Election can be the most important symbol of political participation. This is why people’s presence in election is carefully investigated by governments, because it’s rising or dropping trend shows some important points regarding people’s viewpoints towards the government. Several parameters can affect people’s participation. In this article, we study the effects of social networks on participation by survey methodology and questionnaire tool. The results approved the main hypothesis of this work and it was observed that there is a reciprocal relationship between the use of social networks and participation.