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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Today the importance of borders and border areas urges the need for security and to establish security in the borders, the role of ethnic groups living in the border sidelines is very important. Ethnicity is one of the major topics discussed in the structures and the issues of political and security and challenges. Iran is an ethnically diverse country and the majority of ethnic groups are settled in the border areas of the country. It is therefore necessary and inevitable to identify the weaknesses of border areas with an emphasis on ethnic issues which in turn makes purpose of this study clear in West Azerbaijan province. This study is of an applied research type and descriptive-analytic study. The documentary and field study (survey method) were employed for data collection. For data analysis, the statistical tests of Friedman, Regression and one-sample t-test were employed. The sample size included 300 experts in the field. The findings of the study based on regression analysis showed that poverty and severe deprivation in the border regions, lack of allocating managerial jobs between different ethnic groups, and non-consolidated democratic system (presence of centralist management system) with beta coefficients of .721, .607 and 0.566 had the greatest impact on the ethnic crisis in the border areas, respectively. In addition, the ethnic crisis in the border areas of the study based on the studied variables are conflict and ethnic strife, operation and ethnic uprising against the central government and the influence of foreign countries and exaggerating these riots and the Friedman test values are 13.98, 12.57 and 11.21, respectively.