Document Type : Research Paper
Professor; Political Science Department, University of Tehran
Phd Condidate of Political Scince, Aras Intenational Campus, University of Tehran
For economic and political development of a political system elites as agents of the system must have the necessary capabilities for “pragmatism” and enhancing of “productivity”. Some theorists believe that after the period of Second Republic the policy of elites and politicians has been Growth-oriented policy. The Growth-oriented policy has caused challenges for political system of Iran. Huntington named such challenges as paradox of development policy and uneven development which has affected the government of Khatami. Although a significant portion of elites in the government of Khatami were Growth-oriented elites of Kargozaran but the new social necessities leading to the implementation of political development in the form of “structural separation”, “integration”, and “capacity building”. This article concludes that in the period of Khatami political elites has followed the model of “tactical pragmatism” and “Fabian strategy”.