عنوان مقاله [English]
Establishment of border markets is one of the most well-known methods of economic development of border areas, which has been able to create a dramatic change in production, employment, stabilization of border population, increase income and ultimately development and sustainable security in these areas. The present study examines the role of Mahirood border market in the security of Nehbandan border region. This research is applied and descriptive-analytical. Its statistical population includes all exhibitors, merchants, workers, employees of the private and public sectors in the Mahirood border market, and local trustees of the region. The data collection tool was a questionnaire whose reliability was estimated to be 0.88 using the Cronbach's alpha test for the whole questionnaire. Formal validity was used to evaluate the validity of the questionnaire using the opinions of experts. The information obtained was analyzed using SPSS24 software. According to the findings of the statistical population, Mahirud border bazaar has achieved its goals of achieving border security in Nehbandan region by 51% and people believe that the goals of the bazaar have been achieved. These statistics show the positive role of the bazaar in the border area for the people. In other words, all research hypotheses regarding the role of Mahirood border market activity in the realization of border security of Nehbandan region in different dimensions of development and stabilization of residents (82%), reduction of migration (92%) and expansion of regional infrastructure (85%) had a significant effect. And has been approved. Accordingly, the major policies of the Islamic Republic in the development of border markets have been achieved with the aim of creating lasting security in the border areas, so it is necessary to expand this policy in other areas, of course, in accordance with the principle of using local forces and export development.