نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری علوم سیاسی، دانشگاه اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشیار گروه علوم سیاسی دانشگاه اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
3 استاد گروه علوم سیاسی، دانشگاه اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Cyber space is one of the most strategic issues of today's world and is considered the most challenging and up-to-date issue in the world. One of the strongest facets of virtual space is its impact on the political environment and, in particular, on the work of the government. On the other hand, one of the types of social-political gaps is the nation-state gap, which is of paramount importance today. Considering the exponential increase in the Internet using rate in Iran and the expansion of the use of cyberspace, along with increasing the provision of content in the political, social, cultural, economic areas, it is necessary to pay attention to its various dimensions and challenges. In this regard, the main question of the article is how did virtual space affect the gap of the nation-state in Iran between 2011 and 2017? The results of the research show that the hours of using or the time users spend in cyberspace can affect political trust and their mentality about political instability. The results of this study show that the use of cyberspace affects trust in institutions, and in particular trust in political actors, as well as the occurrence of some political instability. Therefore, cyberspace has affected the gap of the nation by influencing political trust and political instability.