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World Journal of Social Science
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ISSN (Print) 2329-9347 - ISSN (Online) 2329-9355
Published by Sciedu Press Homepage  [17 journals]
  • Scientists, Students, and Crowds: A Collaboration to Improve Health

    • Authors: Susan M. Abdel-Rahman, Nicole McClure Kurlbaum, Stan Fernald
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Where language and literacy barriers exist, medical researchers continue to do a poor job of ensuring access to
      clinical trials. Feedback from key stakeholders suggests that incorporating visual aids into the consent process can
      facilitate enrollment of neglected populations. This study was initiated to examine whether a collaboration between a
      teaching hospital and fine arts institution that introduced the topic of health literacy to student artists could be used to
      generate medical research-related images. Crowdsourcing was used to examine the effectiveness of the illustrations
      and provide students with feedback from a lay audience. Twenty-five student artists and 184 survey respondents
      participated in this study. Combined positive ratings of “very” or “fairly” effective ranged from 5-91% while
      negative ratings of “slightly” or “not” well ranged from 5-89%. Collaborations, as explored in this paper, can
      promote minority awareness and provide a novel mechanism by which to communicate complex research-related
      concepts to patients with limited literacy.
      PubDate: 2017-10-09
      DOI: 10.5430/wjss.v5n1p1
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
  • The Relativity of Liveability Rankings Examining the Japanese Case against
           the Global Discourse

    • Authors: Marco Capitanio
      First page: 12
      Abstract: Despite numerous lists ranking cities’ or nations’ liveability, and publications boasting comprehensive and sensible
      assessment methods, the assumption that liveability can be exhaustively defined, measured and compared is highly
      dubious. Despite a lack of academic consensus on a theoretical definition of liveability, at an operational level a
      number of liveability rankings are being used worldwide as benchmarking tools, often employed to promote the
      attractiveness of cities. In this research, we attempt to show the inconsistencies and biases behind the use of
      liveability rankings by examining how and by whom they are compiled. Three global and five Japanese liveability
      rankings will be analyzed, highlighting how assessment methods and liveability factors reflect the value system of
      the compiling institutions. By examining global and local liveability assessments, we show that the objective
      appraisal of quality of life is unfeasible, and that local characteristics, value systems etc. have to be taken into
      account when compiling and interpreting liveability rankings. They are, therefore, to be understood as relative and
      arbitrary benchmarking tools, in a global race of competitive urbanism.
      PubDate: 2017-10-15
      DOI: 10.5430/wjss.v5n1p12
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
  • The Permanent Court of Arbitration’s Exegesis of the Regime of Islands
           and China’s Nine-Dash-Line Claims in the South China Sea Arbitration

    • Authors: Theodore Okonkwo
      First page: 19
      Abstract: The big South China Sea is one of the most dangerous hotspot in the world. By words and actions, there are six
      claimants of the South China Sea. The People’s Republic of China and the Republic of the Philippines are some of
      them. Each want to control the numerous features and resources in boosting their economic interests. The United
      Nations was actively involved in the settlement of the disputes for their own security and economic interests. The
      great ownership question that comes about in this is the rightful owner of the South China Sea which involved the
      Nine-Dash Line claims by the government of the People’s Republic of China, which laid claims to the Paracel
      Islands, the Spratly Islands, the Pratas Islands, the Maccles field Bank and the Scarborough Shoal. In the Arbitration
      between the two parties: China and Philippines, Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
      was relied upon by the tribunal which gave award on 29th October, 2015 on admissibility and jurisdiction. However
      the objection that was presented by China was rejected by the tribunal. This was because of the issue of the territorial
      sovereignty of China in the South China Sea which was not within the jurisdiction of the tribunal. The tribunal found
      interalia that the submission made by Philippines showed the dispute between the parties putting in mind the
      Convention interpretation and application. The requirements under article 283 of the Convention were met by the
      Philippines in regards to the settlement of the dispute. This paper examines the South China Sea arbitration award
      and the interpretation and the application of the regime of islands under article 121 of the United Nations Convention
      on the Law of the Sea.
      PubDate: 2017-11-09
      DOI: 10.5430/wjss.v5n1p19
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
  • The European Union (EU) Defence Collaboration and the Libyan Crisis:
           Implications on EU’s Interventionism

    • Authors: Nare Hilary, Hamauswa Shakespear
      First page: 29
      Abstract: This study analyses the controversy and decidedly mixed views surrounding the EU defence collaboration in the 21st
      Century. It investigates on the 21st Century challenges faced by the EU in its defence collaboration and its
      implications on interventionism. The EU defence collaboration was initially developed by historically fractious
      Western European states in the late 1940s as a response to growing threats posed by the Soviet Union. The EU
      defence collaboration through-out the 90s showed some commendable level of unity which has since taken a
      paradigm shift in the 21st Century. Thus, the EU defence collaboration is deteriorating and needs to be revitalized
      before the situation goes out of hand. Primary data analysis was used to solicit relevant data and thematic analysis
      was used to analyse data obtained. The findings showed that, there is lack of unity of purpose among member states
      in carrying out their defence mandates, lack of commitment by member states to meet their financial obligations
      requisite for effective and efficient defence collaboration and lack of trust among member states as the major
      limitations to the effective defence collaboration as member states are skeptical of each other’s intentions. Hence,
      after a critical analysis of the data analysed, this research proposes that the EU should adopt sterner measures to
      ensure that member states meets their financial obligations and that the EU should be consistent in its policies in
      order to fulfil its mandates and obligations.
      PubDate: 2017-11-18
      DOI: 10.5430/wjss.v5n1p29
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
  • Impediments to the Development of a Strong Consumer Credit System in

    • Authors: Mokutima Ekpo, Eni Alobo, Jacob Enyia
      First page: 36
      Abstract: Consumer credit is debt that is obtained by persons who intend to spend the money immediately. Assessing
      consumer credit tells us imperative things about our economy. If consumers have the capacity to borrow effortlessly
      and refund those debts on time, then the economy should be stimulated and we will have growth. Consumers are the
      instrument and brainbox of the economy, when credit is unavailable, consumers will face foremost complications in
      borrowing. In this circumstance, consumers would consume less since they have less access to credit. For this reason,
      manufacturers will sell less, and produce less. The importance of a viable consumer credit system cannot be over
      emphasized. This paper hypothesizes that certain identified factors militate against the development of a strong
      consumer credit system in Nigeria. It examines and analyses these challenges and exposes their negative roles in the
      development of a strong consumer credit system. It focuses on strategies that can improve consumer access to credit
      facilities and concludes that there is need for a paradigmatic change. It therefore makes recommendations that can
      challenge Nigerian policy makers to improve on, or evolve a stronger consumer credit system.
      PubDate: 2017-11-30
      DOI: 10.5430/wjss.v5n1p36
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
  • A Study On Bharat Ratna Dr.M.G.Ramachandran’s Philosophical Film Songs
           With Special Reference to the Socialistic And Communistic Ideas It
           Contains - An Academic Comparative Analysis with the Theory of Socialism
           as Propounded by Karl Marx

    • Authors: P. Sarvaharana, P. Thiyagarajan, S. Manikandan
      First page: 46
      Abstract: Providing quality songs in movies has become paramount importance on the part of film Producers and Directors. Of late the heroes of the movies are also concerned about the contents of the song; as they play the main role in the movies and are watched by millions of fans. Super-hero who attained matinée idol status like Makkal Thilagam Bharat Ratna Dr.M.G.Ramachandran took upon himself the responsibility of not only producing quality movies but also paid personal attention to produce quality songs as he thought that good messages can be disseminated through his film songs to millions of his fans. It is due to this fact Bharat Ratna Dr.M.G.Ramachandran sought the assistance of eminent lyric-writers like the great Kannadasan, Valli, Marudhakasi, Udumalai Narayana Kavi and also encouraged other emerging writers like Na Muthulingam to write songs for his movies. In view of such extraordinary efforts made by Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.MG Ramachandran, his film songs contain ideas of ethics, education, equity and justice (communism), eradication of corruptive practice. In this paper an attempt has been made to deal with Twelve of such songs that contain SOCIALISTIC AND COMMUNISTIC IDEAS and a comparative analysis has been made with the Socialistic and Communistic theory as propounded by the Great Karl Marx. This paper consist of:- Need of the Present Study; Scenario of Cinema; Scenario in Tamil Film Industry; A Bird’s Eye View of Dr.M.G.Ramachandran’s life history. After introducing Karl Marx, the theories propounded by him such as the Alienation and Materialism are discussed; thereafter the Grounds for Comparison has been arrived; then the efforts taken by Dr.MG.Ramachandran to produce quality songs has been discussed. Finally a Comparative Analysis of the twelve songs identified that contain the ideas of Socialism and Communism has been discussed in detail.
      PubDate: 2017-12-15
      DOI: 10.5430/wjss.v5n1p46
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
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