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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 155)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)

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   ISSN (Print) 1911-2017 - ISSN (Online) 1911-2025
   Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • ‘New’ Men and ‘New’ Women: Cultural Identity Work of Husbands and
           Wives Related to Housework and Childcare

    • Authors: Nasima M. H. Carrim
      First page: 1
      Abstract: Existing research indicates that the number of dual-career couples is increasing and that, by implication, domestic responsibility should be equally shared between husbands and wives. However, in many societies, women’s paid employment has not resulted in men assuming responsibility for domestic duties and childcare. This article examines the extent to which husbands and wives engage in cultural identity work related to household chores and childcare. A qualitative interpretivist approach was followed and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 25 Indian couples occupying different positions across various management levels in diverse South African organisations. The results of the study indicate that these husbands and wives, who come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, engage differently in cultural identity work. Additionally, today’s younger wives are more assertive and expect their husbands to be involved to a greater extent in the home and with childcare, resulting in husbands engaging in more identity work. The Indian society in South Africa is undergoing tremendous changes regarding adherence to culture, resulting in varying levels of cultural identity work taking place within dual-earner relationships.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p1
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • The Political Knowledge of University Students (A Comparative Study
           between Jordan and Libya)

    • Authors: Alfeetouri Salih Mohammed Alsati, Al-Sayed Abd ulmutallab Ghanem
      First page: 13
      Abstract: The current research aims at identifying and measuring the political knowledge of the students of the two universities of Al- Balqaa in Jordan and Omar Al- Mokhtar in Libya. The two communities are almost similar in terms of the social formation, Arab customs and traditions, the Bedouin values, the difference in the institutional age and the political stability.The study attempts to measure and compare the political knowledge in the communities of the two universities using the descriptive and comparative analytical method. The study uses a 400 random questionnaire of 30 paragraphs to measure eight indicators divided into internal and external political knowledge, and other aspects of knowledge: general political knowledge, knowledge of the political institutions and leaders, the political interest, the geographical and historical knowledge, and knowledge of the methods of exercising the political process. The study also attempts to identifying the most important sources and the role of the university in university students’ political knowledge.The results show that the level of the political knowledge is medium while its level in the sample of the Jordanian students is high. According to the samples, the internal political knowledge is more than the external knowledge with a lack of interest in the political matters. The samples do not consider the political matters as their priorities. The political knowledge as a whole needs to much effort to be exerted to confront the current circumstances. The variables of the place of resident, age and the educational level make big difference in the political knowledge. In contrast, the level of the parental education does not create big differences.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p13
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Chinese Seniors’ Leisure Participation and Constraints in Five
           Cities

    • Authors: Ying Li, Baozhen Luo, Chenchen Huang, Junmin Wu
      First page: 24
      Abstract: Leisure participation plays an important role in healthy aging. With the increasing elderly population and its potential social and economic influences, examining the factors that contribute to leisure constraints can be meaningful in evaluating and shaping Chinese seniors’ leisure participation. Adopting a face-to-face cross-sectional design, this study interviewed 907 community-dwelling seniors in five cities across Eastern, Western, and Southeastern China to explore their leisure comprehension, participation, perceived constraints, and the relationship between demographic factors and perceived constraints. The results indicated that the participants were satisfied with their leisure participation in general; their leisure comprehension and participation were consistent with the literature. Various demographic factors influenced the perception of leisure constraints differently, with the city size of the participants’ residence standing out in terms of its impact on the number of constraints. Recommendations for future research and policy development to promote healthy aging are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p24
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Relationships between Learning Styles, Perceived Advantages of Online
           Collaborative Learning and Practical Knowledge in Teaching among Taiwanese
           Student Teachers

    • Authors: Shih-Hsiung Liu
      First page: 34
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the three learning styles (collaborative, competitive, and individualistic) on the perceived advantage of collaborative learning (PAoCL) and practical knowledge in teaching (PKiT) among Taiwanese student teachers in an online collaborative environment. This study built a Facebook Group and developed the tasks of collaborative learning based on field-experience courses. The participants were required to share various practical experiences as the collaborative learning tasks. A total of 100 student teachers who enrolled in field-based courses between August 2016 and January 2017 participated in this study and were required to complete a validated survey in January 2017. This study determined the relationships between the three learning styles and PAoCL and PKiT and further identified predictors of online collaborative learning. The collaborative learning style of student teachers was positively associated with their PAoCL, while competitive learning style was correlated with their PKiT. Accordingly, teacher educators can encourage student teachers to share experiences about teaching practices during participating in field-experience courses through online collaboration. However, teacher educators should remind the student teachers to transfer the online information into PKiT.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p34
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Perceived Parental Control and Disclosure of Adolescents with Disciplinary
           Problems

    • Authors: Zarinah Arshat, Ang Chun Ee
      First page: 42
      Abstract: Disciplinary violation are commonly found among school-going adolescents. The current study examined the relationship between parental control and disclosure among adolescents with disciplinary problems. A total of 354 adolescents were recruited using multistage cluster random sampling technique in Selangor. Results from the correlational analysis revealed that the higher the paternal and maternal control on adolescents, the higher the adolescents' disclosure to their father and mother. This suggests that prevention strategies focusing on parental control in relation to disclosure is applicable to adolescents with disciplinary problems.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p42
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East Region: An
           Empirical Analysis

    • Authors: Munir Hassan
      First page: 47
      Abstract: The objective of the present study is to examine the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in the Middle East region, and it also attempts to identify the potential determinants for the investment inflows. With this purpose taking assistance of public database such as the World Bank (WB), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) a panel econometric model has been specified and tested for a sample of 09countries over a period of 35 years (1981-2015). The result of the study shows Purchasing Power, Human Capital and Trade Openness as the key determinants of Inward FDI inflows for the growth and development of the Middle East region.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p47
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Britain’s Role in the Deportation of Jews to Jerusalem and the Political
           Position of the Ottoman State in the Period between the Nineteenth and
           Twentieth

    • Authors: Fatima Al Tarawneh
      First page: 54
      Abstract: he research aims to shed light on the English role in changing the structure of population density during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The research dealt with part of the history of the relationship of the English in Jerusalem through the intervention in the affairs of Jerusalem during the Ottoman Empire until the Mandate of Palestine in 1917, England was able to obtain privileges from the Ottomans in Jerusalem, took the ambitions of the Jews in search of a homeland by helping them to form a national homeland in Palestine, through the displacement, and exploitation of the situation of the Ottoman Empire and give Jews the right to own property in Jerusalem.The British role in the displacement of Jews continued after the opening of the first British consulate in Jerusalem in 1834 to protect British interests in the East first and to encourage Jews to immigrate to Palestine. The British helped a number of Jews purchase land in Palestine and build Jewish colonies on it, which contributed greatly and effectively to attracting Jews to Palestine and the formation of a state in them, which contributed to a radical change in the demographic structure of Jerusalem.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p54
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • The Community-Enterprise Trademark and Packaging Design in Ban Dung
           District in Udonthani, Thailand

    • Authors: Rosjana Chandhasa
      First page: 59
      Abstract: This study aims to analyze problems and marketing situations of an original community-enterprise product in Ban Dung, Udonthani in order to create and develop new trademark and product packaging as well as to evaluate the market test in developing the community-enterprise trademark and merchandise package in Ban Dung, Udonthani. The target group consists of 10 community enterprises in Ban Dung district in Udonthani province using interview format regarding the obstacles, marketing situations as well as a trademark and packaging demand. The participants also include 400 citizens and travelers questioned by using the original-package assessment. The research result elucidates that the problems and marketing situations involve with these following internal factors which are: personnel section concerning about the unity of members in the community enterprises, management section which covers a potential of the community enterprises in producing products themselves, using local materials as well as varying their own products, and marketing section which is facing with lacking a permanent shop. In addition, there is also an external factor comprising of economic section that causes serious consequences as well as higher-competitor circumstance. Therefore, the mentioned factors resulted in the trademark and packaging improvement. The community-enterprise trademark and product packaging design in Ban Dung, Udonthani demonstrates that the trademark is a marketing necessity in capturing consumer attention by its brand name as well as logo. The name should be able to represent the area, such as Kham Chanod, the Great serpent, the naga lord Sesotho in order to be easy to remember. The graphic design should emphasize the unity, balance and dominance to clarify the trademark pattern as well as have an identity which relates to the brand name. The packaging should be designed in order to utilize easily with an affordable production cost; moreover, it should be able to protect the product as well as sell itself. According to the packaging appearance, there is a visible part to show merchandise inside in order to efficiently gain consumers’ decision. It also has to be considered durability, strength and affordability. The original-package assessment result exhibits that there is the highest level of overall satisfaction towards community-enterprise product packaging(Mean =4.88) underlying about the package while transporting from production sources to market. The package should suit to transport, otherwise it may affect product inside. The defective product will be harder to sell. Meanwhile, there is a high level of satisfaction towards the product collected data from people and traveler in Udonthani (Mean =3.98) emphasizing the beauty of the product initially. 
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p59
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • The Evaluation of Cultural Differences on the Identity of the Window
           Display: The Case Study of the Perception of British and Thai Consumers

    • Authors: Kanokwan Somoon, Chumporn Moorapun
      First page: 71
      Abstract: Window display is a marketing tool for products presentation and sale promotion as well as product image promotion. There are some researches that tried to describe relationship between consumer behavior and window display design by using marketing concept and psychologically acknowledge but they are not involve to cross culture. However, consumer’s perception depends on their background, experience and cultural factor. Our research attempts to evaluate the cross culture consumer perception on window display identity; case study on the Thai and British. The study based on cross cultural perception, environmental psychology and design elements of shop window display concept. The photograph of shop window display and questionnaire were used for the research tools. Finally, the research found that Thai and British view the design of window display as a whole as well as its light, colour, composition and theme’s concept are the design elements that work as the stimulus to consumers. The consumer’s perception was described by 13 bi-polar words. Factor analysis was used to group and reduce variables. The new variables were pleasant/unpleasant and arousing/not arousing that were used for creates a model that describe the consumer feeling on window display identity.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p71
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Climate Justice in the Palestinian Legal System: Analysis and Proposals
           for Reform

    • Authors: Mahmoud M. Dodeen
      First page: 83
      Abstract: This article examines the legal treatment of climate change matters in the Palestinian legislation. To assess the adequacy of current legislation, the article starts by looking at the amended Basic Law of 2003, as a temporary constitution. It then looks at laws relevant to various environmental elements and energy, and finally explores options for reform. It is found that several legal aspects of environment justice are already addressed by national legislation. Nonetheless, key legal and regulatory provisions on climate change concerns, in particular mitigation and adaptation, are still need to be developed. The article recommends appropriate legislative instruments to fill gaps in the overall existing legal framework, including the creation of a well-architected institutional framework, with clear jurisdiction and responsibilities, among competent authorities; to enhance national and sectoral strategies and plans for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. A national highly-transparent Environment and Climate Change Fund has also been suggested; to sustain the national ability in financing environmental and climate change activities. 
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p83
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Kuwait's Foreign Policy towards Regional Issues in the Middle East
           from 2003 to 2014

    • Authors: Mohamed Naser
      First page: 95
      Abstract: Regionally, Kuwait has a unique foreign policy that is characterized by neutrality. This study investigates Kuwait’s foreign policy towards regional issues in the Middle East in the period from 2003 to 2014. The study investigates the role of two tools of foreign policy: economics and mediation. The study investigates the role and implications of both economics and economic development assistance in activating foreign policy in Kuwait. It determines social, political, cultural and economic implications of economic development assistance in implementing and activating foreign policy in Kuwait. The study discusses some mechanisms of activating the economic foreign policy in Kuwait such as interdependence, soft power and national interests. It investigates mediation as one of foreign policy activation tools. The study suggests some ways for improving the efficiency of economic development assistance in implementing and activating foreign policy.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p95
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Community Awarenes and Child-Friendly School at the District Nonghet,
           Northern of Lao PDR

    • Authors: Agustinus Hermino, Viengdavong Luangsithideth
      First page: 109
      Abstract: This qualitative research has purpose in order to get deep meaning of community awareness and child-friendly school at the District Nonghet, Northern of Lao PDR, relate with aspect of: (1) strengthening of Lao language as an instructional language in the school; (2)child participation to come to school; (3) role of Village Education Development Committee (VEDC); (4) child-friendly school with local wisdom. Location of the research were in four village groups at the Nonghet district, Xieng Khouang Province.The result of this research indicates that quality education and be improved if there is real involvement by the community, and community awareness and child-friendly school can be addressed, based on: (1) strong education in the family; (2) the importance of attention to the socially outside of school; (3) atmosphere environment in school; (4) methods of theaching by teacher; (5) strengthen the role of teaches as learner and educator; (6) strengthen relationship teacher-student-parent; (7) exempary habituation; (8) implementation of curriculum-based character in the teaching learning process; (9) strengthen of character education; (10) strengthen the role of school principal.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p109
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Study on Pricing Mechanism of Urban Public Service Based on Viewpoint of
           Performance Evaluation

    • Authors: Leping Zhang
      First page: 117
      Abstract: Pricing mechanism and price supervision are the most important way to supervise the filed of public service. This paper studies the pricing methods and principles of Chinese public service product based on performance evaluation theory of public service, and compares the different methods of the urban public service pricing among various countries, then analyze the problems of the current pricing mechanism of Chinese urban public service product, and finally contribute suggestion to improve the pricing mechanism of Chinese urban public service product.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p117
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Historic Community Preservation: The Approach Suitable to Thai Context

    • Authors: Supoj Prompayuk, Panayu Chairatananonda
      First page: 120
      Abstract: Historic community is actually a kind of cultural heritages. However, in Thailand, a phenomenon contradicting such idea is often found. Namely, tangible heritages, such as residences, buildings or architectural features are well preserved, while intangible heritages, such as social, economic and cultural structure and traditional way of life are widely changed as a result of rising economic opportunities. This phenomenon emerges after a community becomes a historic community which is a way to raise the economic values in locality. Consequently, the other values of the historic community are diminished or faded away. However, there are Thai communities which can preserve the original conditions and maintain their value as a historic community. Hence, this research aims to find the preservation approach and supporting factors in those communities. It is found that those communities raise awareness of local inhabitants and attract them to participate in the preservation in the direction which they want the community to be. As a result, this preservation becomes more sustainable.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p120
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Revisiting Insurance Capital Structure, Risk-Taking Behaviour and
           Performance between 1995 – 2002

    • Authors: Sunday S. Akpan, Fauziah Mahat, Bany-Ariffin A. Noordin, Annuar A. Nassir
      First page: 128
      Abstract: This paper examines the effect of capital structure and the moderation effect of risk-taking behaviour of insurance firms on performance of insurers in Nigeria from 1995 to 2002. This study became necessary as literatures in this area and regime are scarce. Secondary data from financial reports of each insurance firm were used. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the characteristics of the data while a two-stage estimation procedure of the fixed effect and random effect models were used to test the hypothetical framework of the study. Result shows that insurance capital structure (measured by equity ratio) had an insignificant negative effect on insurance performance while it had a significant positive effect on insurance performance if measured by technical provision ratios. On average, risk taking behaviour moderates the relationship between technical provision ratio and insurance performance. This study focused on capital structure and moderation effect of risk on performance of insurers in non risk-based capital era. Further study on risk-based capital era will provide more on performance of insurers before and after the implementation of risk-base capital requirement. These findings provide important insight to managers and regulators and investors by fostering more understanding of how to manipulate insurance capital and which source of fund should be used to embark on risky investment to attain superior performance. This investigation adds to literature on insurance capital structure, regulation and risk management and insurance performance in Nigeria.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p128
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • The Impact of the General Level of Prices and Operating Profit on Economic
           Value Added (EVA) (Analytical Study: ASE 2001 - 2015)

    • Authors: Ebraheem Al Taha'at, Mohammad Abdel Mohsen Al-Afeef, Saqer Al Tahat, Muhannad Akram Ahmad
      First page: 142
      Abstract: This study aims to show the importance of the economic value added as one of the most modern to measure the financial performance for firms, then to know the effect of the general prices level and earnings before interest and taxes on EVA in the companies listed in (ASE) (2006-2015), the researcher addresses a random sample consisting of (46) Company, and uses regression model, which connects the dependent and independent variables.The results of the study shows that There is a significant impact for the general prices level and the earnings before interest and taxes on the economic value added, and also shows that 22% of the changes in the economic value added are due to general prices level and earnings before interest and taxes, and 78% of the changes are due to other factors.This study also recommends the need to manage of operating expenses because of the positive impact of operating profit on EVA value, and to take inflation into account when calculating the value of EVA, and also searching for other factors that could affect the value of EVA such as sales volume, cost of capital, and the growth in the total assets of the company's financial leverage, etc…
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p142
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • The Soldiers Welfare: The Military Keynesianism Perspective for The
           Indonesian Armed Forces’s Professionalism

    • Authors: Muradi Muradi
      First page: 152
      Abstract: Building professional soldiers into the wishes and commitments of many countries, this is due to the strengthening of threats that are not only traditional threats, but also non-traditional threats. This situation confirms that the presence of professional soldiers will ensure the sovereignty of the state, because the military institution can focus on its duties and functions on the defense of the country. In this context, the Indonesian Armed Forces (Tentara Nasional Indonesia—TNI) is also faced with situations that place TNI institutions to become professionals, relying on democratic civilian government through the defense ministry with an emphasis on improving the welfare of soldiers simultaneously with efforts to modernize Indonesia's defense system. Because the Military-Keynesianism approach believes that improving the welfare of the army is part of the consequences of increasing defense budgets. The paper argues that the increase in defense budget will be correlated with the welfare of the army, although the policy is not directly for the welfare of the army. The article also argues that the increase in the defense budget should improve the TNI foundation as an ideal institution by emphasizing the welfare of soldiers.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p152
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • The Effect of Lifestyle on Online Purchasing Decision for Electronic
           Services: The Jordanian Flying E-Tickets Case

    • Authors: Rand Al-Dmour, Farah Hammdan, Hani Al-Dmour, Ala'aldin Alrowwad, Sufian M Khwaldeh
      First page: 157
      Abstract: This study aims to examine how Jordanian passenger’s lifestyle effects their buying decisions of online e-tickets by utilizing the AIO theory (Activities, Interests, and Opinions). A convenience sample of 473 passengers from the Jordanian airport was chosen as the population in order to verify the hypotheses and research framework. The results of the study show that the lifestyle of Jordanian passengers significantly influences their purchase of e-tickets. The analysis of the results indicates that each of the lifestyle dimensions: Activities, Interests, and Opinions, had a significant positive effect on the purchasing decision of the e-ticket Service. 
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p157
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Abdurrahman Wahid on the Public Role of Islam and Theory of Secularization

    • Authors: Saefur Rochmat
      First page: 170
      Abstract: As a cleric, Abdurrahman Wahid, the former president of Indonesia, was well versed with both the Islamic and the West civilization. Accordingly, he tried to synergize Islam with the development of modern era. In line with this, he tried to modify the theory of secularization to suit with the context of Indonesia in which Islam constitutes one of the major social political forces. The contextualization of Islam was not something new for the Muslims in their efforts to adjust to social system, including its political system. For that purpose Wahid employed the fiqh paradigm which is not ideological to the form of the state. In line with this he developed a mutual legitimacy between Islam and the Pancasila state that both should develop democracy as basic principle of modern state as well as the manifestation of the principles of syuro at modern era. In this regard, democracy constitutes an overlapping consensus between the state and the religion. Wahid considered it as substantive Syari’ah, as contrary to the legal formal Syari’ah. In line with this, religious communities take on a role in civil society which would provide checks and balances to the state.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p170
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 11

    • Authors: Jenny Zhang
      First page: 177
      Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 11, 2017.
      PubDate: 2017-10-30
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n11p177
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 11 (2017)
       
 
 
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