Hossein Harsij


Department of Political Science,

Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics,

University of Isfahan,

P.O.B. 81746-73441,


Phone: 00989131150686







Ph.D. in Political Sciences, (1992-1995), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia,

MA in Islamic Knowledge and Political Science, (1983-1990), Imam Sadegh University, Tehran, Iran


Administrative Experiences

1996- 2010, University of Isfahan:

Director of Central Library,

Head of the Administrative Science and Economic Research Centre,

Head of the Political Science Department,

Vice -Chancellor of the University,

Vice-Chancellor in Finance and Administration,

Vice-Chancellor in Research and Technology,

Vice-Chancellor in Education.

2012-2015, Embassy of the I. R. of Iran, Canberra, Australia:

Scientific Counsellor of Iran in Australia and Newzealand.


Teaching Experiences


Comparative politics,

Political Sociology,

Research Methods in Political science,

Political Development,

Foreign Policy of the I. R. of Iran,

Imperialism: Its nature and Functions,

Political Thoughts,

Soft War.


International Politics,

Epistemology and Methodology in Political Science and International Relations,

Comparative Analysis of the US and the SU Foreign Policy,

Third World political and Economic Issues,

Modern theories in Political Science,

International Terrorism,

International Conflict Management,

Politics and Cyberspace,

Political Systems Crisis Management.


Methodology in Political Science,

Sociology of Mass Communications,

New Social Movements.


Conference Presentations

2002. “Changes in the Middle East following Regime Changes in Iraq”, Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan. Dec.


2003. “The Legal and  Political Evaluation of  the IAEA Resolution about Iran’s Nuclear Programs”, Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan. Dec.


2004. “Political Trust Deficit in I. R. of  Iran, as a Model of  Religious Democracy”, An International Seminar of Religious Democracy, Tehran, Iran.


2004. "The Second decade of Islamic Revolution and Its Impact on the Emergence of Theoretical Challenges of the 2nd  and 3rd  decades", International Conference of Islamic Revolution and Its Future Perspective, Islamic Culture and Communications organization, Tehran, Iran.


2004. "Occupation of Iraq and Its consequences on the Middle East", The Middle East after Occupation of Iran, Dept. of Political Science, Uni. Of Isfahan.


2004. "The Role and Influence of Iran in the Stability and Security of the Middle East". Syria: Uni. Of Damascus.


2004. "Comparative Analysis of German and US Foreign and Security Policy", Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan, Dec.


2004. "An analysis of two hegemonic and legitimate models in the security arrangements of the middle east".


2005. "The role of culture in the international crisis management".  Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan.


2005. "The role of Christian rights in the US foreign policy". Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan.


2005. "The role and influence of Iran on the security and stability of the middle east". Presented in The Second International Workshop: Iran-Syria Economic Cooperation. University of Damascus.


2006. "Political psychology of the holocaust". Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan.


2006. "Theory of roles and its impacts on non-military power". Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan.


2007. "An analysis of extent of effectiveness of sanctions against target country's policy". Research Week, Univ. of Isfahan.


2007. "The relations between the increase of terrorist activities and the US interventionist policies in this country". Research Week. Univ. of Isfahan.


2008.  "New  multilateralism:  as  basis  for  boosting  Iran-Armenia  relations".  The  first international conference of Armeniology and Iranology. Uni. Of Isfahan.


2008 (26, Feb.) "Political Islam Discourse as an Alternative to Neo-Liberalist Discourse in the Process of Globalization". Presented in The Isfahan-Freiburg Conference on "Globalization, Integration or Disintegration". Uni. Of Isfahan.


2009. "Iran's Soft Power in the Middle East and Central Asia". Regional Studies Conference: Theoretical Foundations and Its Application in Iran. Tehran.


2009. "Iran and America's Soft power in the Middle East". Presented in The First International Conference of Iran and World Current Development. Qazvin International University of Imam Khomeini


Published Works

Faraji, S., Masoudnia, H., & Harsij, H. (2015). The role of new middle class in 2011 Egypt revolution. World politics(2), 101-148.


Harsij, H. (2001a). Comparative Analysis of Reforms in Western Countries, the Soviet Union, and the I. R. of Iran. Islamic Revolution Quarterly(5-6), 118-138.


Harsij, H. (2001b). Comparative Method: Its whatness, whys, and how's in Political Sciences. Faculty of Administarative Sciences & Economics(25), 7-17.


Harsij, H. (2001c). Military Interventions in Politics. Research Bulletin of Isfahan University. “Humanities” (1-2), 141-158.


Harsij, H. (2002a). An Analysis and Evaluation of Dual Containment Policy. Regional Studies Quarterly(12), 127-142.


Harsij, H. (2002b). The Rise and Fall of Party Activities in Iran after Revolution. Islamic Revolution Quarterly(6-7), 6-26.


Harsij, H. (2004). Political Trust Deficit: why and how to deal with in a religious democratic system. Islamic university.


Harsij, H. (2005). Rentier state and ineffectiveness of political parties in Iran. Faculty of Administarative Sciences & Economics.


Harsij, H. (2008-Oct.-26). The sources of political legitimacy in the system of Islamic Republic of Iran. Isfahan: University of Isfahan.


Harsij, H. (2011). An analysis of the features, foundations, and components of the soft power of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Soft power studies(3), 137-161.


Harsij, H. (2011). the necessity of localizing religious democracy as a theoretical and practical alternative to liberal democracy in strengthening islamic awareness in the Middle East. righteouses insight(1), 29-37.


Harsij, H., Akbari, F., & Shiravand, M. (2010). Theoretical foundation of Imam Khomeini's political thought. Isfahan: University of Isfahan publications.


Harsij, H., & Babri Gonbad, S. (2005). An analysis of Iran's Nuclear file on the basis of movement theory. Political and Economic Information(5-6), 194-199.


Harsij, H., & Ebrahimi, A. (2016-Dec.-5 accepted). Founder's trap and the theory of new social movements: An analysis of Tunis's revolution. Politics.


Harsij, H., Ebrahimipoor, H., & Noei Baghbani, S. M. (2014). The relations of arabic countries of the Persian Gulf region and Iran on regionalist perspective. Defence politics(88), 9-38.


Harsij, H., Ebrahimipoor, H., Rahbar ghazi, M. R., & Malaka, M. (2014). Study of the relationship between cyberspace and political participation: Students of Isfahan University as a case study. Applied sociology(52), 211-226.


Harsij, H., & Evazpoor, M. (2015). Islamic state in the view of contemporary Arab thinkers. In A. Moghtadaei (Ed.), Government and Islamic society (pp. 137-166). Tehran: Imam Sadegh University.


Harsij, H., & Fattahi, S. A. (2009). Study and critics of copenhagen school on security. Security study(27), 169-200.


Harsij, H., & Fattahi, S. A. (2010). Security as a disputed and dependent concept. International and political approach(21), 124-189.


Harsij, H., & Ghasemi, M. (2005). A comparative study of American and European Union stands towards the great Middle East plan. Mentors(19), 144-158.


Harsij, H., & Hajizadeh, J. (2010). An expanation of deliberative democracy in the phylosophical thoughts of Yurgen Habermas. Wisdom and philosophy(23), 75-94.


Harsij, H., & Hosseini, S. M. (2009). The formation of leftist political current in the first decade after revolution. Political journal(3), 381-383.


Harsij, H., & Izadi, H. (2013). Pluralist identities of post-modern world as a result of modern power oriented politics. Foundational occidentalism(1), 135-161.


Harsij, H., & Mahmoodoughli, R. (2012). Study of the relationship between political participation and feeling of social security among Isfahanian citizens. Strategic approach of security and social order(2), 1-20.


Harsij, H., & Mahmoodoughli, R. (2013). Study of Emil Durkeim's methodology on Peter Winch's perspective in the studt of social phenomenon. International and political knowledge(2),



Harsij, H., Mahmoodoughli, R., Eisanejad, O., & Rahbar ghazi, M. R. (2012). Study of impacts of media consumption on the social identity of Isfahan University students. Applied sociology(47), 75-92.


Harsij, H., Mahmoodoughli, R., Rahbar ghazi, M. R., & Abbaszadeh Bagh, H. (2012). Study of media consumption and political participation among Isfahan University students. Communication research(2), 35-59.


Harsij, H., & Mawlaei, A. (2006). Internal factors impacts on Iran's foreign policy during the era of Katami's presidency. Journal of Administrative Sciences and Economics(4), 299-319.


Harsij, H., & Mawlaei, A. (2009). Iran's soft power in Katami's presidency (1997-2005). Law and political science (politics)(4), 299-319.


Harsij, H., & Najafpoor, S. (2013). The Impact of Rawls and MavIntyre Theory of Justice on National Cohesion in Multicultural Societies. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 3(7), 202-211.


Harsij, H., & Nanci, N. (2003). A Comparative Analysis of Popper and Held’s Model of Democracy. Economic and political information(195-6), 46-57.


Harsij, H., Noei Baghbani, S. M., & Sadeghi, Z. (2014). Study of the relationship between media consumption and political knowledge among students of the University of Isfahan. Communication research(79), 33-54.


Harsij, H., & Rafiei, G. (2005). Changes in the second decade of revolution, and its impacts on theoretical challenges of the second and third decades. Faculty of Administarative Sciences & Economics(2).


Harsij, H., & Rahimi, R. (2013). A comparative analysis of regional 2011 political developments on soft power amount of Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Soft power studies, 99-115.


Harsij, H., & Rahimi, R. (2016). Study of how to create an alternative methodology in social sciences on the basis of grounded theory model. Politics(4), 1033-1052.


Harsij, H., Rahimi, R., & Ramzani, M. (2014). An analysis of Wall street movement on the basis of Habermas’s theory. Contemporary political inquaries(4), 153-177.


Harsij, H., & Roohani, H. (2012). An analysis of scientific discourse of Bazargan. Political science(3), 229-264.


Harsij, H., & Sadeghi, Z. (2011). Facilitative ways of the society for awating Mahdi (a.s). Cultural engineering(59-60), 10-19.


Harsij, H., & Sayedi, M. (2007). The role of civic power in forein policy. Research of law and politics(22), 173-202.


Harsij, H., & Sayedi, M. (2009). German's foreign policy in two Afghanistan and Iraq crises. Middle East studies(1), 89-110.


Harsij, H., & Shiravand, M. (2008). Study of the foundations of freedom issue in the mirrorr of imam Khomeini's political thought. New line (Islamic revolution approach)(6), 43-60.


Harsij, H., Sotoudeh, A. A., & Aslani, A. (2012). The impact of 2011 popular islamic movements on soft power sources of the Islamic Republic of Iran and America in the Middle East. Islamic Revolution Studies(30), 79-96.


Harsij, H., & Tawassoli, H. (2013). Study of leftist current positions in the first two decades of islamic revolution on the basis of Dilta's historical method. Islamic Revolution Studies(31), 105-118.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2007). Common security pattern: different plan for a successful security regime in Persian Gulf. Defence policy(59), 103-138.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2008). An analysis of neo-realism discourse in the relationship between Iran and Africa. International and political approach(14), 13-150.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2009a). A comparison of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America's soft power degree in the Middle East. Political knowledge(1), 169-203.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2009b). Political perspective of cultural relations of Iran and Armenia: An study of neo-realism principles. Study of central Asia and Caucasus(64), 49-70.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2009-Dec.-15). A comparative analysis of Iran and Americ's soft power degree in the Middle East. Isfahan: University of Isfahan.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2010). The impact of Iranian identity maker components on the soft power of the Islamic republic of Iran. Cultural research(9), 151-180.


Harsij, H., & Touyserkani, M. (2014). Wahhabism challenges: Iran, Islamic world and the west. Tehran: Imam Sadegh University and Communication and cultural research.


Harsij, H., Touyserkani, M., & Jafari, L. (2009). Geopolitics of Iran's soft power. Political science(2), 225-269.


Jamshidi, S., Harsij, H., & Masoudnia, H. (2012). Principles of Fundamentalist and Reformist Discources in Islamic Republic of Iran. European Journal of Scientific Research(1), 164-170.


Mahmoodoughli, R., Harsij, H., Imam Jomehzadeh, S. J., Forooghi, A., & Masoudnia, H. (2013). Using Discourse Theory for Analysis Social Texts and Contexts of Thought International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 3(5), 248-.


Mortazavi Emami Zawareh, S. A., Eftekhari, A., & Harsij, H. (2015). The sources of Islamic Republic of Iran's soft power by emaphasis of Quranic verses. Islamic Revolution Studies(14), 109-137.


Mortazavi Emami Zawareh, S. A., Imam Jomehzadeh, S. J., Harsij, H., & Masoudnia, H. (2013). Ukraine's Orange Revolution. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 3(5), 257-263.


Nanci, N., & Harsij, H. (2005). Popper and democracy: An analysis of popper's view on democracy. Isfahan: Mehr-e-ghaem publishing co.


Rahimi, R., Harsij, H., & Hatami, A. (2014). The Development of Transactional Methodology in Social Sciences Based on the Grounded Theory Model. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(23), 2296-2304.


Rahimi, R., Hatami, A., & Harsij, H. (2014). Essentials and necessaries of ontology of indigenous theory formulation in social sciences. Cognitive studies in islamic university(4), 573-592.


Shahin, A., Mohammadi, S., Harsij, H., & Rahbar Qazi, M. R. (2017). Revising Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction Indexes of the Kano model by reclassifying indifference requirements: A Case Study of the Presidential Elections. The TQM journal, 29(1), 37-54.


Yoo, H. T., Masoudnia, H., & Harsij, H. (2013). A Study of Rural Development in Iran through the White Revolution: Comparing with South Korea's Rural Development Program (Saemaul Undong). Journal of American Science(5), 256-265.