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Applied Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Applied Finance and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
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: 12)
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  • Roles and Responsibilities of Family Home Caregivers for Elderly People in
           Qatar: Experiences and Challenges

    • Authors: Azza O Abdelmoneium, Janet Rankin, Michael Corman
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: The family, as a social institution in Qatar, is the main care provider for its older adult members. In this paper we examine what caregivers do – their work practices – and the different roles and responsibilities that home caregivers perform when providing care for elderly persons in Qatar. The findings of this study were based from a larger study using qualitative descriptive design. This article demonstrates the work practices and main challenges that caregivers face while taking care of their elderly. We argue that a main source of stress for caregivers is the lack of formal services and supports geared towards individuals caring for their ageing loved ones; addressing this service gap would alleviate some of the demands associated with caregiving. The paper will present exemplars of caregivers taking care of their elderly relative. These exemplars are used to support the analysis which is clustered around identified related themes. The main findings regarding the challenges that caregivers face include: feelings of responsibility; dependency on caregiver; emotional care; social planning; problem solving; and environmental quality. All of the themes impacted the health of the caregivers and led to stress and burden on the life of the caregiver.
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2413
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • The Role of the Head of State on National Security Issues in Presidential
           Democracies - The USA Case

    • Authors: Murat Jashari, Behar Selimi
      Pages: 12 - 18
      Abstract: American democracy continues to be one of the most stable democracies in the world and the model followed by many countries of the world. The practice of presidential governance based on the principle of 'checks and balances' of powers, has shown that the head of state should have sufficient executive powers to preserve and guarantee the democracy, especially in the field of defense and security. Furthermore, in circumstances of threats to national security, its powers can and should set a ''balance'' of powers in favor of the executive power, while not ignoring ''control'' of other powers over the executive power. It is precisely the power of the US president in the field of defense and security that is the subject of the treatment of this paper, which will be addressed beyond classical analyses based solely on his powers as commander in chief of the army. So, we will try to analyze all the powers, which in one way or another, can affect the defense and security policies.
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2401
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Book Review: Pensamento Sociológico. Uma Introdução Didática às
           Teorias Clássicas [Sociological Thought. A Didactic Introduction to
           Classical Theories]

    • Authors: Sandro Serpa
      Pages: 19 - 21
      Abstract: This book review presents a handbook that addresses several classical authors in sociology, and that may be mobilized to be, with interest, clarity and pedagogical quality, a useful instrument in the teaching-learning process of some of the perspectives that contributed most to the institutionalization of sociology as form of specific knowledge. They are, even today, unavoidable for those who wish to deepen contemporary sociological view(s) of a pluri-paradigmatic science.
      PubDate: 2017-06-12
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2444
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Exit Strategy for Aid Programs: Planning Exit before Entering

    • Authors: Hyejin Lee
      Pages: 22 - 28
      Abstract: As aid interventions by nature are temporary, they will eventually be withdrawn. Reasons and circumstances of withdrawals vary since withdrawals can be part of a strategic approach to long-term sustainability, a change in organizational priorities, or a political decision made at a higher level. A growing international demand for effective and sustainable outcomes of aid programs emphasizes a proper exit and exit strategy. However, a successful exit takes a well-planned strategy at early stages of aid programs and significant amounts of resources. This study reviews approaches to exit and exit strategies at a program level, and common elements of a viable exit strategy including setting an exit timeline, establishing specific criteria and indicators, identifying key actors, and building a monitoring and evaluation system. These elements need to be guided by transparency, inclusion, predictability, obligation, and flexibility. 
      PubDate: 2017-06-12
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2427
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Shifting Awareness: Recycled Plastic Bag Art

    • Authors: Young Imm Kang Song
      Pages: 29 - 41
      Abstract: This paper considers how educators can raise the issue of plastic bag usage to spark creative thinking about environmental issues, while educating students on the science and history of plastic bag usage and how to reduce, use, and re-use properly. Using the arts in this curriculum can compel engagement by students and encourage creativity and spontaneity, which may lead to unforeseen conclusions and potential solutions. This paper illustrates four environmental artists’ works created using recycled plastic bags, as possible examples for teachers to incorporate into the K-12 curricula. It also discusses a middle school project called “Why Not Plastic Bag Art”, where students explored the environmental issues of plastic bag use by creating environmental artworks. The students became motivated about promoting environmental awareness and becoming environmental stewards.
      PubDate: 2017-06-12
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2399
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Opioid Addiction in Rural North Carolina: A Criminal Justice and Public
           Health Issue

    • Authors: James F. Anderson, Kelley Reinsmith-Jones
      Pages: 42 - 53
      Abstract: Opioid addiction and abuse has become a nationwide epidemic in America. Chief among the states where this behavior is most pervasive is North Carolina. Current statistics reveal that not only are addiction, abuse, and untimely deaths owing to overdose (especially from heroin use) are found in urban areas, but these behaviors are also pervasive in rural areas of the state where health experts and criminal justice officials struggle with the challenges of addressing public health and criminal justice consequences that come with drug addiction and abuse such as treatment, prevention, and punishments, respectively. Unlike urban areas that often have adequate resources to address these concerns, this is not the case in rural areas that struggle with more addicts and offenders than resources to manage this current crisis. Because of the complexity of the opioid crisis and many of the past lessons learned from the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s, we believe that society can more effectively address the new opioid epidemic by relying on both criminal justice as well as public health strategies.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2495
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Constraints and Facilitators for Successful Integration: How Bureaucratic
           Contacts Affects Migrants’ Pathways

    • Authors: Warda Belabas, Lasse Gerrits
      Pages: 54 - 65
      Abstract: Integration of migrants in Dutch society is a continuous political concern. The regulations governing the immigrant integration processes, and the formal demands to the migrants have been revised several times. Inevitably, the process requires the immigrant to engage in bureaucratic contacts. We postulate that these bureaucratic contacts have a reinforcing or a dampening effect on the integration process, hence on its success. We deployed a grounded research approach in order to investigate this assumption. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 51 migrants. We conclude that bureaucratic contacts have considerable impact on many aspects of the migrants' lives. The observed patterns of positive and negative loops with both favorable and unfavorable consequences for migrants demonstrate the systematic reality in which integration processes develop. The bureaucratic contacts – or lack thereof – are constantly used by migrants to evaluate their situation and to decide on new actions. This in turn sets off a chain reaction that impacts both bureaucratic contacts later on and the way migrants integrate in Dutch society.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2496
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Environmental Constitutionalism in the United States and Nigeria:
           Recognizing Environmental Rights

    • Authors: Theodore Okonkwo
      Pages: 66 - 78
      Abstract: Environmental constitutionalism is a scheme that protects the national and international environment by applying national and global constitutional law. By this, constitution-makers agree to include in their constitutions provisions aimed at environmental protection and sustainability, whereby procedural and substantive rights are written in the constitutions. The courts are in such jurisdictions called upon to enforce and protect such rights. This article addresses constitutionally embedded rights in the national constitutions of the United States of America and Nigeria. It analyzes constitutional environmental provisions in both how their judiciaries respond to such issues. This article looked at the problems associated with environmental constitutionalism in the United States and Nigeria and their connection with environmental rights. The aim is to take a holistic examination of the topic. The methodology adopted for the research is empirical. The primary and secondary sources of material selection were adopted through the use of the law libraries and the internet, books, journals and periodicals to gather information for this article. In conclusion, it was observed and recommended that no matter the similarities shared by the Untied States and Nigeria, the former has a more developed environmental jurisprudence on environmental protection by the courts. This is a truism, notwithstanding the fact that Nigeria’s constitution contains “state environmental duties”. The value of the research is that Nigeria should identify areas to be improved upon in its law and practice of environmental constitutionalism.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2497
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
  • Al-Qaeda Understandings from Seyed Qutb's Jihadi Thoughts

    • Authors: Hassan Hajizadeh Anari, Reza Jalali, Akbar Ashrafi, Ahmad Bakhshayesh Ardestani, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Ghasemtabar
      Pages: 79 - 86
      Abstract: Seyed Qutb is one of the great theorists of Egypt Muslim population who could propagate his thoughts among Egyptian youths and adolescents through writing the books such as “fi zelal al Quran “and “Maalem fe al tarigh”. Presenting some problems such as like social justice in Islam, people's Ignorance in present age and world division into Islam and Atheism, He eloquently announced idolatry of all governments and its solution as being Jihad or emigration.Stating such thoughts influenced Arab youths greatly as after executing him, jihadi groups including Al-Qaeda were created influenced by his thoughts. In their method and thought they followed Seyed Qutb but in jurisprudence and beliefs they imitated salafists like Ibn Tamie; as Abdullah Azam says: I had been the pupil of four persons: In thought the pupil of Seyed Qutb, in jurisprudence pupile of Now; in beliefs the pupil of Ibn Tamie and in mental issues pupil of Ibn Qayem. So Al-Qaeda is a combined group that has adopted his strategic way from Seyed Qutb's thoughts and his beliefs from Ibn Tamie and now we observe that abusing Qutbi's ideas Wahhabism invites Arab youths to war and jihad, but with special goals from which none are accordance with Seyed Qutb's goals.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i7.2269
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 7 (2017)
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