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Applied Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Finance and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
J. of Education and Training Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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   ISSN (Print) 2324-8033 - ISSN (Online) 2324-8041
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  • The Formation of Bridging and Bonding Social Capital to Empower Mothers
           from Low-income Families

    • Authors: Anif Fatma Chawa
      Pages: 13 - 22
      Abstract: This article presents empirical findings of research seeking to explore the formation of social capital in community development practice, that exhibits a model or mechanism by which social capital can be formed and maintained. This study also depicts how the empowerment objective can be achieved through this form of social capital. The result of this study found that the grouping mechanism established by local community development organization, namely Posdaya, has led to the formation and strengthening of social capital. The members of Posdaya have been grouped based the similarities of their interests, such as hobbies, talents, and professions. This study highlights the fact that this social capital has given rise to collective participation of the Posdaya members by sharing their knowledge, skills, and information; and finding solutions to their development problems with minimum outside intervention. These mutual and collective actions can be considered part of the self-help principle which has succeeded in empowering the members of Posdaya.
      PubDate: 2017-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Emergence and Development of National Congress Party in Sudan

    • Authors: Faiz Omar Mohammad Jamie
      Pages: 23 - 29
      Abstract: The paper analyses the emergence of the National Congress Party (N.C.P.) within the context of the recent political history of Sudan in post 1989 era. The date marks the time when Islamists in Sudan assumed power following a coup d’état led by General Omer Al-Bashir, latter on came to be known as the Ingaz regime. The significance of the experience of this Party emanates from the fact that, though it started as a one ruling party, it managed to conclude in 2005 the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (C.P.A.) a major peace agreement ending one of the longest internal wars in Africa. The Agreement was included in the Constitution of the country, consequently hosting Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the movement which led the rebellion to become a partner party/movement in the rule of the country. The paper reflects on this power sharing experience during the Interim Period up to 2011 wherein the Referendum on Self-determination of South Sudan resulted in dividing the Country into two sovereign states.
      PubDate: 2017-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Legislators' Patterns of Cooperation

    • Authors: Osnat Akirav
      Pages: 30 - 42
      Abstract: This study attempts to identify the patterns of cooperation between legislators. We argue that if legislators decide to cooperate, they prefer to do so first with their colleagues who share similar affiliations and then across affiliations. In order to examine this hypothesis, we devised a unique cooperation scale and tested it using a sample of the private member bills that were initiated in the 18th Knesset (Israel’s parliament) between 2009 and 2013. We then looked at each bill with regard to its initiators and co-sponsors to see if they were members of the same party, members of the opposition or coalition, or members of a minority group. Based on the quantitative analysis, we found that of all of the factors, only being a minority was significant.  Based on the qualitative analysis, we determined that intra-party cooperation does exist. In three parties – Hadash, Meretz and Israel Beitenu -- legislators tended to cooperate with each other. Finally, with regard to inter-party cooperation, Jewish and Arab MKs tended to cooperate, and Russian Jewish legislators tended to cooperate regardless of party affiliation. Our study is innovative in its creation of a cooperation scale that can be used in other legislatures and that is based on measures of co-sponsorship instead of analyses of dyadic or social networks used in previous studies.
      PubDate: 2017-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Measuring the Influence of Social Mutations on the Precariousness of
           Women’s Marriage, the “Dismarriage”: Case of Niger Republic

    • Authors: Zourkaleini Younoussi, Yacoubou Alou
      Pages: 43 - 54
      Abstract: The South societies, under the influence of their Northern counterparts, have undergone profound familial changes; these transformations are translated in a reduction of the number of marriages and in making wedlock unions fragile along with the consequences that this entails on children. Drawing on the data from four Demographic and Health surveys (DHS) (1992, 1998, 2006, and 2012) which Niger has so far conducted, this study aims at verifying whether the influence of social transformations on the family in Niger can be captured through an examination of the increase in median age at the first marriage, in the proportion of single women (and definitive celibacy), in polygamous marriages, in couples living in consensual union (not in wedlock), in the proportion of children living with their single mother, and in that of the divorced/separated women. Our results show that though urbanization and education influence marriage, women’s “dismarriage” is yet to be a topical issue. Thus, we notice an intensification of marriages which comes, however, with a slight increase in the age at first marriage.
      PubDate: 2017-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • Constitutional Rights of Infants and Toddlers to Have Opportunities to
           Form Secure Attachment with Incarcerate Mothers: Importance of Prison

    • Authors: Naoki Kanaboshi, James F. Anderson, Natalia Sira
      Pages: 55 - 72
      Abstract: While the number of women is increasing among the prison population, so too is the need to accommodate those who are pregnant and with children. Instead of examining the diminished rights of incarcerated mothers, this paper examines the rights of babies (infants and toddlers) to have opportunities to form a secure attachment with their incarcerated mother. This paper argues this right triggers the government’s affirmative duty to provide prison nurseries. This paper also seeks several aims that include an examination of the issue of prison nurseries, the need for such programs, their history, the constitutional rights of infants and toddlers to have opportunities to form secure attachment with their long-term caregiver, and the policy implications for women or female prisons.
      PubDate: 2017-01-17
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Struggle with Anxiety and Depression among the Elderly: Predicting
           Elderly Behavior in Crisis and Conflict Situations – The Case of
           Operation Protective Edge

    • Authors: Avi Bitzur
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: Existing theories cast the elderly as individuals likely to crumble under pressure, suggesting that crisis situations may exacerbate underlying conditions, such as depression.The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians breeds numerous stress situations, which are bound to affect the lives of the elderly population on both sides. This inspired the author to examine whether the elderly population in Israel does, in fact, behave according to existing theories.A prominent example of a crisis situation was the 2014 conflict, which triggered a crisis in Israeli communities that found themselves under the threat of direct rocket fire. The situation lent itself to the assumption that there would be a spike in depression and anxiety among the area's residents, especially the elderly, which would translate into "mass migration" to safer areas.This study sought to substantiate or refute the "helplessness" of elderly people in crisis situations. It was based on a qualitative analysis of questionnaires answered by Holocaust survivors, former Soviet Union immigrants, and long-time residents of the Gaza vicinity communities, shortly after the conflict.The study found little to no evidence of depression or anxiety among elderly Israelis, proving their resilience in the reviewed crisis.While the rationale varied among participants, a clear sentiment came through, spelling devotion among the border communities' residents, defiance among immigrants from the former USSR, and a combination of both among Holocaust survivors.The study indicated the elderly tend to be mentally tougher than younger generations, proving their resilience by weathering multiple threats. To conclude: Senior citizens can be used to bolster the home front's resilience; depression and anxiety experienced by the elderly in crisis situations can be alleviated by providing them with information about the nature of the threat; and it is best to form permanent resilience centers in threatened areas.
      PubDate: 2016-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Study on the Strategy of Social Policy Integration in the Construction of
           the Yangtze River Delta City Group

    • Authors: Xingke Bi, Kai Yu
      Pages: 7 - 12
      Abstract: "The development plan of Yangtze River Delta city group" puts forward to promote the construction of the Yangtze River Delta city group and speed up the optimization and upgrading of the Yangtze River Delta city group. How to achieve social policy integration is the key to the construction of the Yangtze River Delta city group. This paper analyzes the factors that hinder the social policy integration of the Yangtze River Delta city group from employment, social security, health care, education and housing security and other aspects. Then we use the welfare pluralism theory to analyze the obstacles from the government, the society and the family of three subjects, and put forward the corresponding measures to solve the problems.
      PubDate: 2016-12-25
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
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