Паттерны рекрутирования членов правительств Ирана (1989–2017)
The article examines the trends of the recruitment channels to the Cabinet of ministers in the Islamic Republic of Iran from 1989 till 2017. It intends to fill the lacunae in the literature on Cabinets and ministerial elites of Iran. The theoretical framework is based on the literature dedicated to the Cabinet formation in Europe and Middle East. The biographical analysis is a research method of the paper. Publicly available aggregated data on 274 ministers and vice-presidents in seven governments is the key source of information. The first conclusion is the faction institutionalization inside the government occurred in 1993. In addition, every president created his own team for governance. The army is also an important group playing a significant role during particular periods. The second conclusion shows that dominating areas of studies switched from technocrats to specialists in humanities. The Cabinets were relatively ‘westernized’ regarding permanent presence of members with western education. Nevertheless, a sustainable majority of the members of Cabinets always had Iranian education. The third conclusion is that there is a high level of professionalization of governments: the key recruiting group was bureaucracy; the second group were academic scientists. The military, clergy, professionals had become the second group only for one term, while scholars kept their role during all the period. The fourth conclusion is that clericalization of the cabinets remained relatively low. The representation of the IRGC veterans gradually increased during approximately all the period reflecting militarization of the Cabinets. The fifth conclusion is that the share of natives from regional capitals remained high during the period, being more than 50%. The key provinces for recruitment were Tehran and Isfahan.