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IDS Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Illness, Crisis & Loss     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Im@go. A Journal of the Social Imaginary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
imagonautas : Revista interdisciplinaria sobre imaginarios sociales     Open Access  
Immigrants & Minorities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Impact     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
In Situ : Au regard des sciences sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inclusión y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research     Open Access  
Indonesia Prime     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Infinitum: Revista Multidisciplinar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informes Científicos - Técnicos UNPA     Open Access  
Infrastructure Complexity     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
InPsych : The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
INSANCITA : Journal of Islamic Studies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Integrated Social Science Journal : Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interações : Cultura e Comunidade     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Development Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences (IJASOS)     Open Access  
International Journal for Transformative Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts & Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Bahamian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Business and Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue internationale d’études canadiennes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Cultural and Social Studies (IntJCSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cultural Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Growth and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Iberian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access  
International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Innovative Research in Social and Natural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Korean Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Language and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Management and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Qualitative Methods     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Social and Allied Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social And Humanities Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
International Journal of Social Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 223)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterSciencePlace     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intersticios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigación Valdizana     Open Access  
Investigación y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Geográficas (Esp)     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Issues in Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ithaca : Viaggio nella Scienza     Open Access  
IULC Working Papers     Open Access  
Ius et Praxis     Open Access  
Iztapalapa : Revista de ciencias sociales y humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 3. Social and Political Sciences     Open Access  
J : Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal     Open Access  
Janapriya Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
JISIP-UNJA : Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik Fisipol Universitas Jambi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Addiction & Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Burirum Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Business and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Business and Social Sciences Research     Open Access  
Journal of Cape Verdean Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Community Development and Life Quality     Open Access  
Journal of Community Services and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Comparative Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Computational Social Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Economy Culture and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Geography, Politics and Society     Open Access  
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Graduate Research     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate School Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Studies in Northern Rajabhat Universities     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Studies Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Surin Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rajapruk University     Open Access  
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free  
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Multicultural Affairs     Open Access  
Journal of New Brunswick Studies / Revue d’études sur le Nouveau-Brunswick     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 350, SJR: 4.302, CiteScore: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Population and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Relationships Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review     Open Access  
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Biometrika dan Kependudukan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Lakon     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Teori dan Praksis Pembelajaran IPS     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
KnE Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)

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International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences (IJASOS)
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ISSN (Online) 2411-183X
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  • COVER AND TABLE OF CONTENTS- ISSUE 12

    • Authors: IJASOS Journal issue 12
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  • TOWARDS ON THE WAY TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMIC MODEL

    • Authors: Karagod V.S; Golubeva N.A, Erokhina E.I
      Abstract: In the articlewas analyzed the processes of formation of correspondence to the principles ofthe circular economy. The main "pain points" of the transition ofRussian society to the circular model of the economy ensuring rational use andrestoration of natural, production, financial and human capital, as well as theresumption of resources are considered. The focus on the circular economy isminimizing waste and improving the environment, providing economic and socialresults are revealed.The purpose of theresearch is to highlight the problems and prospects for moving to adherence tothe principles of the circular model of the economy in the Russian Federation.The results of theresearch are of interest in terms of forming modern ideas about the degree ofenvironmental and economic problems in Russia and the prospects for theirsolution. Measures have been proposed to address the problem of wasteprocessing and recycling in the Russian economy.
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  • RISING GEO-STRATEGIC COMPETITION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CHINA: A CASE
           STUDY OF SOUTH ASIA IN THE EMERGING GLOBAL ORDER

    • Authors: Amir Ahmed Khuhro
      Abstract: The South Asian region is characterized by theversatile nation state system with having greater economic prospects and has aunique rank in the world. United States and China are not only the sheercompetitors across the globe but are also the major contenders of South Asiangeo-strategic, political and economic affairs. Their intensifying interests inthe region are not only due to the emerging global security architecture butalso because of the geo-strategic significance of the South Asian region. Chinaseems vulnerable to the United States military presence in the region andChina’s rapid economic growth and piling up of military muscle seemingly intentto counter the United States in the region. China, through its economic andmilitary advancements has positioned itself as the principal regional power andfurther intends to accomplish its national interests by strengthening securityand defence requirements. The presence of the other major regional powers likePakistan and India also amplify the geographical prominence and the US-Chinainterest in South Asia put it in the forefront due to which the South Asianregion strategically have become much more interested during the emerging worldorder for both US and China, United States also regards the rise of China as avital global participant and invites it to peacefully play its role in themodification of the future world order in this connection this paper willhighlight the both super powers policy of context of power transitioncontentment and counter-contentment either the United States still has thestrategy to contain China and if it is so, how China is counter-containing theUnited States to emerge as a global power politics towards south Asian region.
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  • STUDY OF THE DAILY ENERGY REQUIREMENT OF THE CADETS FROM VASIL LEVSKI
           NATIONAL MILITARY UNIVERSITY

    • Authors: Pavlin Glushkov; Simeon Simeonov
      Abstract: The operative norms fornutrition of the military personnel are a result of the carried out in the70-ies years of the past century research about the nutrition and thealimentary status of the servicemen and the achievements of the science ofnutrition, the concepts for preparation and implementation of the Armies atthat time. In this light the study of the actually consumed energy by theCadets from Vasil Levski National Military University gives a suitable base forthe elaboration of new rational norms of nutrition, which could correspond tothe requirements for a healthy way of life.  Aim ofthe research is to determine the value of the daily energy requirement of theCadets from Vasil Levski National Military University, which would serve as a startingpoint for elaboration of new standards of nutrition of the Cadets at VasilLevski National Military University. Object of research is therational nutrition of the Cadets, as a component of the healthy way of lifeduring the process of their education at Vasil Levski National MilitaryUniversity. Subject of research is theactually consumed energy requirement of the Cadets during the process of theireducation at Vasil Levski National Military University.
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  • TENDENCIES AND PROBLEMS OF THE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE CITY
           AGGLOMERATIONS (CASE-STUDY OF YEKATERINBURG, KAZAN AND PERM)

    • Authors: S. R. Khusnutdinova; S. A. Merkushev, A. V. Popov, R. R. Khusnutdinov, R. A. Ulengov
      Abstract: Transformation of urban transport infrastructure is one of the most dynamic city processes. Changes occur continuously and connect both with the technology and with the city development. For Russian cities, the most common trends that affected the transformation of the transport system at the turn of the 20th century were the growth in the number of personal transport and the active development of city agglomerations. In addition to the general features, there are specific features of changing public transport, street-road network in each city and agglomeration. Comparison of these changes, taking into account the global trends, allows you to draw conclusions and give practical suggestions that may be of interest for both management practices and the development of science. It is important to realize that the transport system of cities-nuclei of agglomerations is under pressure not only of traffic flows within urban displacements, but is an open system integrated into agglomeration processes.In the article, the transformation of the transport infrastructure of the Russian cities of Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Perm is considered by its two main components - public transport and the street-road network. The selected three cities are not only regional capitals, but also nuclei of monocentric agglomerations. The comparison is made in the context of individual urban areas: the historical core, the zone adjacent to the historical core, and the outer zone. The main method used is the peer review method. This is due to the fact that it is not always possible to obtain a complete set of data for a formalized assessment of the section of the zones identified by the authors that do not coincide with the administrative-territorial cities. Although, where possible, the results of peer review are supported by statistical data and calculations. Real changes are compared with the version, which the authors consider to be optimal at this stage and described using a special score scale.According to the results of the expert assessment, Kazan and Yekaterinburg took the leading positions.For Kazan is characterized by systematic activities to ensure the effective operation of public transport. The city occupies a leading place in Russia (excluding the capital) in terms of the number of corridors and the length of the allocated lanes for public transport. In the past five years, there has been a large-scale renovation of the park of trams, trolleybuses and buses in municipal ownership.Ekaterinburg stands out as an urban tram network, which maintains a system-forming role in most areas of the city. It continues to develop: a new site appeared within a large center in 2017, at various stages of discussion and implementation are plans to build lines in the micro-districts of the city's outer zone, and also (for the first time in Russia) - to two satellite cities in Yekaterinburg.. The relatively high quality of the track infrastructure, high-quality operation of the rolling stock of tram transport also influenced the increase in the score of the expert evaluation.The most problematic aspects in all cities are:Inadequate integration of electric trains into the urban transport system;the lack of systematic work with drivers of personal vehicles on their compliance with the interests of all residents when using courtyard territories;the lack of systematic and consistent measures to form multifunctional transport and transfer nodes on the border of zones adjacent to the historical core and external zones, the development of the street-road network in connection with the formation of these nodes.Solving these problems will allow to proceed to the intensive development of city agglomerations.
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  • MULTICULTURAL SPACE: THE STUDY OF KAZAKHSTAN FOLKLORE

    • Authors: Dinara Ryspayeva; Ainagul Ismagulova, Alma Zhukenova, Natalia Nemchenko
      Abstract: This articleis written in the framework of modern linguistic trends and is devoted to theanalysis of theoretical and practical peculiarities and difficulties intranslating the folklore of over a hundred ethnicities living in   Kazakhstan (on the basis of Kazakh, Russian,Tatar, Ukrainian, Polish, Ingush, Armenian and German tales). The mainobjective is to identify and analyze the ways of translating national culturalpeculiarities in folk tales of the ethnicities of Kazakhstan into English. Therelevance of this study is determined by the growing interest in folklore, theidentification of national and cultural specifics within the modernanthropological paradigm, disclose us the features of linguocognitive content,connection and correlation with the objective world and culture of the ethnos,with the character and national and cultural specifics of the linguisticpicture of the world. The article deals with the study of language and culture,which gives possibility to study the link of the language and the languageconsciousness among representatives of different ethnic groups. The genre offairy tales in the era of globalization, the spread of mass culture, universalmodernization preserves the national and cultural worldview and cultural values​​of the people. The scientific novelty of this study is displayed through theanalysis of the practical experience of translating fairy tales of the Kazakhstaniethnicities into English, which is based on certain theoretical provisions forthe translation of the folklore text. The article reveals the results of theethnic folklore translation into English. The research priority of this studyis conceptology, which studies current issues of modern reality, problems of translation,reflecting specific requirements for translating folklore.
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  • ESTIMATION OF RISKS OF INSURANCE COMPANIES USING INTEGRATED METHODS OF
           ANALYSIS

    • Authors: Nataliya Kazakova; Margarita Melnik, Cholpon Nuralieva
      Abstract: The insurancebusiness is subject to specific risks, for the assessment and forecasting ofwhich requires an adapted toolkit, including a system of indicators, methodsfor their calculation and evaluation. For the insurance industry, a reliablescientifically based risk assessment methodology will allow to diagnose in atimely manner factors that can lead to negative consequences or unfavorablecircumstances that can lead to non-fulfillment of the assumed obligations tothe insured and to develop in the most timely manner the most effective modelfor making managerial decisions. The methodological platform of this study wassuch risk analysis methods as sensitivity analysis, decision tree, scenariomethod, Monte Carlo method, rating evaluation. The information base of theresearch includes indicators of financial statements of insurance companies andcredit ratings of well-known rating agencies. The result of the study is acomprehensive methodology for the integrated assessment and forecasting ofrisks of insurance companies, based on a system of financial indicatorsweighted by the probability of default, as well as non-financial indicatorsthat take into account the company's rating and unprofitable business lines.Scientific results are tested on the example of one of the largest Russianinsurance companies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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  • TOOLS FOR STRATEGIC ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF PROSPECTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
           OF INSURANCE BUSINESS

    • Authors: Nataliya Kazakova; Margarita Melnik, Cholpon Nuralieva
      Abstract: Theevaluation of the prospects and the formation of the strategy for thedevelopment of the insurance business are based on a strategic analysis, whichis a tool for selecting, consolidating and evaluating information on the stateof the external and internal environment, as well as the factors that have thegreatest impact on this branch of the financial market. That is why theimprovement of the tools of strategic analysis is given a worthy attention inthe scientific community and the business community in Russia and abroad. Inthis study, various scientific trips developed by Russian and foreignscientists, applied to the insurance business, including a SWOT-analysis,supplemented by a correlation analysis, which not only highlighted thestrengths and weaknesses of the insurance business, its potential opportunitiesand threats, but also to form their weighted estimation taking into account theinfluence of the most significant factors. The result of the study is anassessment of the prospects for the development of insurance business in Russia,as well as the development of a toolkit for strategic analysis of insurancecompanies. The scientific results have been tested on the example of one of thelargest Russian insurance companies “Rosgosstrakh –Life” and can findperspective application in the whole system of the insurance market.
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  • THE UNDERTSANDING OF SECURITY IN THE POSTMODERN SOCIETY

    • Authors: Svilen Stefanov; Venelin Terziev, Vanya Banabakova
      Abstract: The rapid development ofscience and technology has led to the emergence of a crisis in society. Science"pushes" religion, but does not offer a new moral code in its place.The definitions of "security" are almost as many and as controversialas postmodernism. For the purposes of this study, however, it will besufficient to define security as "the functional state of a system thatprovides for the neutralization and counteraction of external and internalfactors affecting or potentially damaging the system." This scientificarticle presents a study, which seeks to answer the question why the paradigm"security" is so important in the postmodern society, what are theroots of its influence and meaning, and to seek conclusions and guidelines forits increase. The main features of the postmodern society, some prerequisitesand their implications, as well as their impact on the security of all itslevels are examined. The subject of the study is the postmodern society withits specific features, and the subject - the security as an indissolubleelement of the social relations in the contemporary world.
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  • ACTIVE SOCIAL PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT IN BULGARIA: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES
           AND SOCIAL MANAGEMENT INSTRUMENTS

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: The study presented comesas a result and in response to the identified priorities of the social policyin Bulgaria and logically outlines the actions for an effective management ofthe social processes tailored to the dynamic social environment. The essentialcharacteristics of the social policy, its relations with the social managementand the opportunities for it to become a way of realization of important publictasks gives the chance to fit in it more delicate and important problems andthe associated solutions. For this reason, the achievement of an active labormarket is perceived as an objective of the social management, reachable in theconduct of relevant social policies, reflecting the registered interests ofinterested parties and society’s need for an appropriate and irreversiblechange. The actually active social programs, interpreted as a system of socialprojects with direct feedback of social interaction, define the possibilitiesfor adaptation of their components to the coming changes.
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  • HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DAILY ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF THE CADETS IN THE
           REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

    • Authors: Pavlin Glushkov; Simeon Simeonov
      Abstract: The mission of Vasil LevskiNational Military University is to develop the students in moral, mental andphysical aspects, to incorporate them to the ideals of patriotism, duty andhonor, to form them as personalities and leaders with developed leadercompetences, capable of developing and implementing the scientific knowledge,to direct public and special structures in peacetime and during crises and toparticipate in national or multinational projects for keeping of security,peacekeeping and developing of the society. Aim of the work: the aim ofthe research is to generalize the historical experience for the evaluation ofthe energy requirement of the military personnel from different national armiesand to trace back in a historical aspect the tendencies of the daily energyrequirement of the Cadets in the Republic of Bulgaria. Methods: Study of literature sourcesof published data about the energy requirements of the military personnel fromdifferent armies and of the Cadets in the Republic of Bulgaria.  Conclusion: It’s advisable to concluderesearches energy requirements, connected with the military training and toimplement the results of these researches as a base for the revision of theenergy and nutrient values of the food rations, used in the nutrition of thestudents at Vasil Levski National Military University.
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  • THE ROLE OF THE “SHURA” COUNCIL IN MONITORING GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE:
           ANALYTICAL FIELD STUDY IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

    • Authors: Khalid Ali Ahmed Al Ibrahim; Dr. Tariq Mohammed Salih Atiya, Dr. Salah Mohammed Zaki
      Abstract: This quantitative study discusses the role ofthe “Shura” Consultative Council in monitoring government performance in theSultanate of Oman. The problem lies in the lack of any previous study thatwould have discussed the work of the Council and its mechanisms used as controlfunction of government agencies, which is as per researcher's knowledge. Thepurpose of the study is to identify the role of the “Shura” Council inmonitoring government performance and to discuss the mechanisms followed by theCouncil in monitoring government performance. The researcher adopted theanalytical descriptive methodology, where the research society consisted of 85members of the “Shura” Council in the Sultanate of Oman. The researcherdistributed 70 questions to the members of the council before one of thesession which represents 76.3% of the total Board members. The results showedthat the use of the meter as control tools on government institutions is high,and the mostly used tools were the question tool, while the least used are theinterrogation tool. The levels of regulatory instruments in governmentinstitutions are strong, and the most powerful tool is the discussion, whilethe lowest is the power of the rapid statement tool. The study recommendedintensifying the use of "urgent statement tools" and"truth-finding" and "interrogation" methods for monitoringthe government institutions because of their high importance.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • EVALUATION OF JOB PERFORMANCE IN THE CIVIL SERVICE SECTOR AT SULTANATE OF
           OMAN AND ITS RELATIONS TO JOB SATISFACTION: DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

    • Authors: Abdullah bin Salim bin Khalfan Al Hinai; Dr.Salah Mohamed Zaki Ibrahim
      Abstract: The job evaluation system is one of the most important functions of human resources management. Its role is not only to measure staff performance, but also extends to the human resources management and development policies of the organization. Therefore, organizations are keen to complete the evaluation efficiently and effectively, to make it more useful and effective for the employee and the institution. This paper is part of an extensive field study. The problem of research is that the system of evaluation of the current performance in the civil service sector is done without the participation of the workers themselves, creating a gap that led to the inability of senior management to motivate staff and raise the level of satisfaction. Therefore, the research aims to discuss the effectiveness of the evaluation system towards the employees’ performance in the civil service sector, Challenges facing the evaluation process, and the impact of the performance evaluation system on job satisfaction. The researcher adopted the analytical descriptive approach, which is concerned with describing the phenomenon as it is, and describing the relevant inputs in order to find the results of the outputs. The findings showed that there is a strong relationship between the job evaluation system and the employee satisfaction level as well as the percentage of loyalty to the organization, the use the evaluation results for making promotions and bonuses payment. The researcher recommended using evaluation results for the identification of the staff training needs. 
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • IMPLEMENTATTION OF THE COMMON EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY IN THE
           CONTEXT OF ITS MILITARY ASPECT

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev; Svilen Stefanov, Vanya Banabakova
      Abstract: This paper examines theimportance and specificities of the common European security and defencepolicy. The realization of the common European security requires theestablishment of a joint European defence. The national security and defencestrategies of EU member states are an expression of a concrete implementationof a pan-European policy vision in this area, refracted through the nationalfeatures of each country. The common stance and purpose of the differentcountries presuppose cooperation and joint action in the fight againstinternational terrorism, and by virtue of the tasks they perform, intelligenceagencies are called upon to play a leading role in this fight.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • GENUINE REDUNDANCY AND RETRENCHMENT COMPENSATION: AN ANALYSIS OF MALAYSIAN
           LAW

    • Authors: Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed; Mohammad Naqib Ishan Jan, Muhamad Hassan Ahmad, Arun Kasi
      Abstract: Retrenchmentis a process to discharge the surplus labour arising due to various factorswhich renders the services of the redundant worker no longer needed by theemployer. This might happen firstly, when the business itself ceases to operateor the business no longer exists, secondly, when the place where the employeewas contracted to work disappears, thirdly, the job itself disappears andfourthly, when less employees are needed to do the same job while the job stillexists. All these are brought about because of change in business as times arenot always booming in the business world. In a genuine redundancy situation, itis pertinent for the employer to pay retrenchment benefits or compensation tothe affected workers in order that they are able to cope with immediateaftermath of retrenchment. The retrenchment payment is a minimum sum paid tothe employee based on the length of service for loss of the job. Havingsaid the above, this paper will seek to discuss genuine redundancy and theretrenchment compensation with reference to the law and practice in Malaysia.Here, unlike some developed countries such as the United Kingdom, not allworkers will be eligible for the compensation in the event their services areno longer required by the organisation due to genuine redundancy in theorganisation. Hence, this paper will, apart from discussing what it means by‘genuine redundancy’ and ‘retrenchment compensation’ from the Malaysianperspective, will also propose reform of the existing law to accordretrenchment compensation to all workers affected by the retrenchment. 
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • POSSIBLE ASPECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ADAPTATION OF THE
           MILITARY, DISCHARGED FROM MILITARY SERVICE AND THEIR FAMILIES TO A NEW
           ACTIVITY LIFE CYCLE

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: Dynamic changes in thesecurity environment put military personnel, discharged from service for onereason or another and their families to serious tests. Transiting from militaryto civilian social medium significantly changes their conditions of life, affectingvarious aspects of their lives, in the basis of which lie mentality andpersonality changes of every person, leaving their usual social medium andentering an unfamiliar one. Since research in this field is not so popular,authors of this paper are provoked to explore the factors affecting the mentalstate of modern Bulgarian servicemen transiting to reserves and theirprofessional adaptation corresponding to the new living conditions and toidentify the problem areas of their social and psychological adaptation.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RESOURCES TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: The importance of socialpolicies and human resources for social development is a question of specialconsideration in contemporary globalizing society suffering a number ofproblems in its social and economic development. Current study makes analysesof the key features of the human resources and the importance of socialactivity outlining the main factors triggering the change and proposing theapplication of the model of „collective qualification”. The conclusion focuseson the social system management requirements born by the environment and theneed to „release” the unrevealed potentials of human resource.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • IMPACT OF THE LABOR MARKET POLICIES FOR ENSURING EMPLOYMENT

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: This paper is a result ofseveral years of efforts related to the study of the social policies applied onunemployment and employment and a study of the impact of the National Program„From Social Assistance to Employment” of the national labor market. Thepossibilities for social integration and reintegration of representatives ofrisk groups have been specially examined.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • SOCIAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT IN BULGARIA

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: The article presents theimplementation of the project for establishing Centres for Employment andSocial Assistance in Bulgaria in the period 2015- 2017 as a model of theprovision of integrated employment and social assistance services aiming atincreasing the efficiency of coordination and work in Employment Agency andSocial Assistance Agency and enhancing social inclusion. Services and providedsupport are analysed and conclusions and recommendations are drawn on the needof better evidence and data on their functioning so that to create reliableinstruments for assessment of activities and outcomes.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • COMMON EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev; Svilen Stefanov, Vanya Banabakova
      Abstract: This paper examines theimportance and specificities of the common European security and defencepolicy. The realization of the common European security requires theestablishment of a joint European defence. The national security and defencestrategies of EU member states are an expression of a concrete implementationof a pan-European policy vision in this area, refracted through the nationalfeatures of each country. The common view and purpose of the differentcountries presuppose cooperation and joint action in the fight againstinternational terrorism, and by virtue of the tasks they perform, intelligenceagencies are called upon to play a leading role in this fight.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • OPPORTUNITIES OF APLICATION OF A COMPETENCE-BASED APPROACH IN SOCIAL
           ADAPTATION OF MILITARIES DISCHARGED OF SERVICE

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: The process of socialadaptation of discharged servicemen requires the application of integratedapproaches embracing different aspects and elements. Current study presents acompetence model for social adaptation of discharged servicemen in Bulgaria asan example. It provides important implications on the concept of competencesacquiring and the application of lifelong learning. The model is built on thebasis of identifying key competencies as a starting point in accordance tocontemporary trends, social and educational policies. Thus it appears to befeasible and could be successfully developed and applied into the practice.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • LEVELS OF SECURITY AND POSTMODERN SOCIETY

    • Authors: Svilen Stefanov; Venelin Terziev, Vanya Banabakova
      Abstract: The rapid development ofscience and technology has led to the emergence of a crisis in society. Science„pushes“religion, but does notoffer a new moral code in its place. The definitions of „security“ are almost as many and ascontroversial as postmodernism. For the purposes of this study, however, itwill be sufficient to define security as „the functional state of a system thatprovides for the neutralization and counteraction of external and internalfactors affecting or potentially damaging the system. This scientific articlepresents a study, which seeks to answer the question why the paradigm „security“ is so important in thepostmodern society, what are the roots of its influence and meaning, and toseek conclusions and guidelines for its increase. The main features of thepostmodern society, some prerequisites and their implications, as well as theirimpact on the security of all its levels are examined. The subject of the studyis the postmodern society with its specific features, and the subject - thesecurity as an indissoluble element of the social relations in the contemporaryworld.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • BUILDING A MODEL OF SOCIAL AND PSHYCHOLOGICAL ADAPTATION

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: The paper presents a modelfor social and psychological assistance to militaries discharged of service andthe members of their families through the example of Bulgaria which has thepotential to be a basis for the creation of an adaptive program and setting upcriteria for efficiency in it. The model implies a main recommendation, namely- gaining of key competences adequate to the civil socium and labor marketrequirements which should be extended in further research. The model is basedon the process of the social adaptation – its essence, peculiarities andaffecting factors, as well as key elements and mechanisms.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • BULGARIAN EXPERIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ADAPTATION OF MILITARY
           PERSONNEL, DISCHARGED FROM MILITARY SERVICE AND THEIR FAMILIES

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: Thispaper, originating from the understanding and approaches to the term„adaptation“, explores and analyses the stages of the social adaptation processof military personnel, discharged from service, which along with getting toknow the psychological and professional aspects of the process allows theelaboration of a practical model of social and psychological adaptation of thispopulation category. The scientific aspirations of the authors of this paperare focused on the specific characteristics of military service and the specificcompetences, which require the implementation of specific methods and means ofprofessional orientation, preparation for settling and acquiring a newprofession in the changed living environment.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • THE WAREHOUSING AS AN ELEMENT OF ARMY LOGISTICS SYSTEM IN CONDITIONS OF
           ARCTICS (FROM EXPERIENCE OF BULGARIAN-RUSSIAN COOPERATION)

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev; Oleg Latyshev, Marin Georgiev
      Abstract: Storing material resourcesis a back-up function of military logistics, but its proper organization andsuccessful improvement is a guarantee for effective and efficient realizationof the whole logistics support process. Currently, many warehouses at thevarious command levels are not necessary due to decrease in stock volume. Thisleads to significant staff reduction as a result of the elimination of militaryunits and staff changes in warehouse structures, but at the same time staffduties are not reduced. The objective reality at the moment shows that warehousingactivities are carried out through tolerating many and considerable omissionsor compromises. For this reason it is advisable to elaborate the wholewarehousing process in the Bulgarian Army (BA). The aim of this study is toanalyze the state of logistics and warehousing in the Bulgarian Army.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • METHOD OF DETERMINATION OF THE DIURNAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF THE CADETS
           FROM THE VASIL LEVSKI NATIONAL MILITARY UNIVERSITY

    • Authors: Pavlin Glushkov; Simeon Simeonov, Marin Georgiev
      Abstract: The basic results and theused in the research methodology for determination of the diurnal energyconsumption of the Cadets from the Vasil Levski National MilitaryUniversity arerepresented in the report. Themethods for measuring the time expenditures and for determination of the mostsuitable method for the specified conditions were examined. The duration of thespecific events in the time distribution of the 24-hours period was analyzedand the physical activity ratio (PAR) for each kind of physical activity wasdetermined – establishment of working time. Resulting form the carriedout chronometry, at the end of the report the obtained results are beingvisualized.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • REALITIES OF IMPLEMENTING THE SOCIAL ADAPTATION PROCESS OF MILITARY
           PERSONNEL, DISCHARGED FORM SERVICE IN BULGARIA

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: Dynamicchanges in the security environment put military personnel, discharged fromservice for one reason or another and their families to serious tests.Transiting from military to civilian social medium significantly changes theirconditions of life, affecting various aspects of their lives, in the basis ofwhich lie mentality and personality changes of every person, leaving theirusual social medium and entering an unfamiliar one. Since research in thisfield is not so popular, authors of this paper are provoked to explore thefactors affecting the mental state of modern Bulgarian servicemen transiting toreserves and their professional adaptation corresponding to the new livingconditions and to identify the problem areas of their social and psychologicaladaptation.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • EUROPEAN INTERVENTION INITIATIVE VS COMMON EUROPEAN ARMY

    • Authors: Neno Hristov
      Abstract: EuropeanIntervention Initiative is different from the EU initiative on PermanentStructured Cooperation in the Field of Defense (PESCO) and the idea of creatinga common European army. Undertaking additional commitments jeopardizes theimplementation of strategic priorities for the countries and furtherexacerbates the fragile and insufficient military budgets
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • THE ACTIVE MODEL OF A SOCIAL PROGRAMME AND ITS STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE

    • Authors: Venelin Terziev
      Abstract: This article examines theclassical complex social programmes, the methodology for their development andtheir key features. An analysis of the social regulation system is alsoincluded. Furthermore, it examines in detail the mechanism of developing anactive targeted social programme, as well as the components of the mechanismfor launching the latter. In addition, a description of a system of criteriafor the efficiency of the social activity is provided.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • POSSIBILITIES FOR PREVENTING UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR IN CLASS FROM THE
           PERSPECTIVE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT GENDER

    • Authors: Branka Kovačević; Biljana Milošević Šošo
      Abstract: The authors examine sociological and pedagogicalinterpretation of the term „unacceptable behaviour“. The paper offers ananalysis of a number of possibilities for preventing unacceptable behaviour inclass. The aim of the research was to determine the extent of differencesbetween boys and girls in relation to preventing the unacceptable behaviour.The research was based on the sample of 180 ninth grade students fromelementary schools in East Sarajevo. The results of t-testing showed thatexaminees of different gender, statistically speaking, do not differsignificantly in perceiving the possibilities for preventing unacceptablebehaviour in class. Outcomes imply the importance of the role of teachers whoshould create conditions for better social integration of their students bymeans of a common set of rules and professional attitude to discipline. 
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • IMPACT OF APPLYING TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE AT
           THE INSTITUTIONS PERFORMANCE: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE UNITS OF
           GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS IN MUSCAT GOVERNORATE OMAN

    • Authors: Abeer bint Ali bin Awadh; Salah Mohamed Zaki Mohamed Ibrahim
      Abstract: This paper discusses the significance of the roleplayed by human resources management through the most important branches oftalent management in the recruitment of human competencies and the optimalutilization of them to achieving excellence in government institutionsperformance in Muscat, Oman. Global experiences have shown that some countriesthat have concentrated their efforts on large-scale industrial projects and theimport of modern technology have not managed to achieve any economic progresswhen they have neglected serious attention to human resources and talentmanagement. The study aims at diagnosing and analyzing the principles andprinciples related to talent management in government institutions in theSultanate of Oman and discussing the benefit of applying these strategies. Theunits of government institutions in Muscat Governorate represented the studysociety. A class sample of the study population was chosen from the employeesof the administrative departments and other specializations (312). Theresearcher designed a survey consisting of five dimensions, according to thefive-dimensional Likert scale. The findings revealed that there is asignificant relationship between the level of implementation of human talentmanagement strategies and the excellence in the institutions concerned, theexistence of a statistically significant impact between the availability oftalent management standards and the performance of these institutions, and thatthere is a statistically a significant impact between the availability of talentmanagement and performance of these institutions. The paper recommended thatindividuals should be encouraged to increase their talents, and that fair basesfor rewards and promotions should take into consideration talent andperformance of employments.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • HUMOUR AND IRONY IN MODERN POLITICAL DISCOURSE

    • Authors: Anna Gornostaeva; Maria Semenovskaya
      Abstract: Politicaldiscourse has recently been the center of attention of many academics as wellas laymen, which is explained by the strenuous international situation in theworld. According to Critical Discourse Analysis, politicians use politicallanguage as a means of gaining power (Van Dijk, 2009) through differentstrategies, the main of which are persuasion and manipulation. To achieve thisaim different expressive means are used.  This article examines humour and irony as away to influence the audience and contribute to the effect of the politician’sspeech.  The topic of irony and humour inpolitics has attracted the attention of scholars and rhetors for a long time.Yet, it still remains a debatable question whether it is appropriate for aspeaker to use humour and irony in political speech and what effect it has onthe audience. Modern authors characterize humour and irony as “interpersonalweapons” (Arroyo, 2010) and as devices which helpto cope with different difficult scenarios, like pre-election campaign or  interviews  (O’Connell,Kowal, 2005). In this study the notions of humour and irony are explored; theauthentic material based on the speeches of British and American politicians isanalyzed to draw the conclusion that humour and irony are important andpowerful tools in the speeches of skillful politicians. The paper aims tocontribute to a better understanding of irony and humour in modern politicaldiscourse. The results of the study can be used in educating public speakersand pose a challenge for the further development of the theory of politicaldiscourse.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • IDENTIFYING THE FACTORS CAUSING ORGANISATIONAL STRESS IN POLICE OFFICERS

    • Authors: Nidhi Gajjar
      Abstract: The policemen happento be the most noticeable representatives of the government, as they are themost pervasive associations of the general public. The police headquarters anda policeman are the most fitting and agreeable unit in an hour of need, peril andemergency, when a common man does not know what to do. The police is reliedupon to be the most open, intuitive and dynamic organization of the society.The typical duties of a police officer are to keep the peace, law enforcement,security of individuals and property and investigations of crimes. Apart fromthese duties, there are many other social duties of a police officer. Stress in police hasbeen an important area to research since decades. Police work is highlystressful, as it is one of the very few occupations where employees are askedcontinually to face physical dangers and to put their lives on the line at anytime. There are many factors that may act as stressors, but the most commonare; the shiftwork, and the roles and functions of a policeman. According to afew reports, there is a shortage of police force; due to this shortage, thereis a lot of work load on existing police officers which acts up as a stressor.The levels of stress in policemen becomes an important area of research lookingat the gap in the number of sanctioned/ required police force and the number ofexisting police force; the shift works; risk involved in the job; roles thatdisturb personal life and include staying away from family.The primary objectiveof the study was to determine the levels of organizational stress in the policeofficers. The sample size for the study was 90 which included 55 malerespondents and 35 female respondents. The data was gathered from variouspolice stations of Ahmedabad city; there was no age limit. The research wasconducted through self-report questionnaire, Role Stress: Organizational RoleStress (ORS) Scale by Pareek (1993) and evaluated accordingly using the manual.Organizational role stress scale is used to measure 10 role stresses;inter-role distance, role stagnation, role expectation conflict, role erosion,role overload, role isolation, personal inadequacy, self-role distance, roleambiguity and resource inadequacy.Results showed thatthere is a significant level of organizational stress in police officers. Thefactors that contributed as stressors were found to be inadequate police force,high work load, irregular working hours, inadequate resources and low payscale. 
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • EVIDENTIALITY IN ARGUMENTATIVE DISCOURSE

    • Authors: Lyazzat Dalbergenova; Аssem Duisenbina, Ainagul Ismagulova, Assel Akhmetova, Anel Turebekova
      Abstract: Thisarticle is aimed at making a cross-linguistic analysis of evidentials and theirmeaning in German and Kazakh argumentative discourse. It provides an overviewof similarities and differences of expression of evidentials in twotypologically different languages. The comparative analysis of the argumentationin the cognitive-intercultural aspect using the example of typologicallydifferent languagesmakes it possible to find out the peculiarities of expressive means of thiscategory in the discourse. In the present paper we made an attempt to definethe types of grammatical means of evidentials that determine source ofinformation since they contribute greatly to the development ofcognitive-pragmatic functions in the discourse. Evidentiality expresses asource of information and reflects the subjective opinion of the speaker, thedegree of the speaker’s knowledge of the objective situation and his/herbeliefs, assumptions, and attitudes to objective reality in theargumentative discourse. The conducted linguistic analysis in two typologicallydifferent languages helped to identify two basic types of information thatdetermine the subjective character of argumentative discourse – reliable and indirect information.Argumentation is based on the reliable information known to the subject due tohis/her personal experience or observations. On the indirect information thesubject cannot pass a reliable judgment without making certain logicalconclusions. The cross-linguistic analysis of evidentials and their meaning inGerman and Kazakh argumentative discourse showed that thespeaker’s degree of awareness and nature of knowledge, and the degree ofsubjective confidence in the reliability of the things said are reflected inthe semantics of modal words.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • PROSPECTS OF STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC POLICY: A CASE OF INDIA

    • Authors: Aditi Tyagi
      Abstract: The shift from government to governancenecessitated the role of multiple stakeholders in policy process and called foran approach that could optimally facilitate the process. Resulting adoption ofthe stakeholder engagement approach in public policy from the domain ofcorporate governance has come as a mainstay as one of the most sought afterdiagnostic technique for the achievement of good governance in the realm ofpublic delivery. Although the concept of stakeholder engagement possesses animported character, it is being widely practiced across all kinds of public andprivate organizations whereby the various stakeholders enjoy the opportunity toinfluence decision-making in a desired manner. Public policy process has alsoacknowledged and made use of this concept as a tool, both formal and informal,for policy development, monitoring and evaluation realizing and admiring theintertwined interests of the two domains, as also the stakeholders gettingincreasingly involved into the process of public policy thereby enabling betteralignment of the public policy with their needs and aspirations than everbefore. Public policy and governance are closely interwoven and interdependentfor their efficiency and efficacy. It is due to the shift experienced in boththese spheres as a clear impact of the global changes of neo-liberalism andglobalization that enhanced role has been assigned to informed, aware andproactive stakeholders. Stakeholders hold a substantial position in terms ofinstitutional framework as well as achievement of the established goals.Stakeholder engagement, an effort towards collaborative partnerships andproactive involvement towards the exchange of information, ideas and resourcescritically important for a contextual policy perspective, therefore, forms anintegral part of present times policy process and is a significant determiningfactor in policy development right from identifying priorities to drafting ablueprint, from formulation to implementation, for decision-making andmonitoring at all levels. The present paper attempts to understand theprospects, significance and challenges of stakeholder engagement in publicpolicy sphere of India. It intends to draw inference on the basis of documentanalysis as regards some of the current Indian government’s developmentinitiatives, like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Namami Gange Programme, Smart CityMission and assess the status of stakeholder engagement therein. Theprerequisites of stakeholder engagement are many and complex calling for acontinuum across the multiple stakeholders associated with a project in varyingcapacities and differing levels of engagement as per the authority or powerthey wield to influence decisions. Although the concept of stakeholder engagementis gaining increased acceptance and significance across various domains, thereare yet no established normative frameworks and practices of the stakeholderengagement method courtesy the varying social, economic and politicalconditions across settings. Besides, being a direct human dimension, engagementof stakeholders is difficult to be quantitatively measured. Public policydemands a long-term, persistent and non-manipulative commitment on the part ofthe policy-makers and stakeholders to optimally reap the benefits ofstakeholder engagement. Nonetheless, appropriate and effective stakeholderengagement in itself is not a guarantee to the success of a project or policy. 
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • PHILOSOPHY OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE SOCIO-CULTURAL SPHERE

    • Authors: Olga N. Astafyeva
      Abstract: In the context of dynamic changes in the sociocultural space associatedwith the formation of the new information and communication environment anddigital economy, project management becomes an effective tool for overcoming ofmany current problems. First of all, those that do not allow the effective useof the entire volume of the resource base, but also allow to increase humancapital, reduce the risks of dehumanization of society under the pressure ofprocesses of technology, “game addiction”, "macdonaldization",virtualization.The purpose of the article is to disclose the basic principles ofproject management of the socio-cultural sphere as a mechanism of strategicmanagement that provided opportunities for managing and implementing projectson the basis of dialogue thinking and communicative paradigm. From the positionof pragmatism of the modern era, project management is aimed at improving thequality of performance that increases the relevance of addressing the topic.The attitude of public structures to project management is manifested in thedevelopment of a number of priority National Projects (education, culture,demography, etc.) and encouraging the creation of new type project offices atall levels of government in the Russian Federation.According to the author, the concept of project management is based onthe philosophy of scientific and technological, and intellectual breakthroughof the country in the world arena, intensive development of the educationsphere, stimulation of modernization and spatial development of thesocio-cultural environment preserving its traditions and cultural values.Basing on the works of foreign and domestic philosophers, the author ofthe article defines a number of problems requiring scientific understanding. Inthe context of the National Project "Culture” preserving value andsemantic foundations laid down by the "Fundamentals of the State CulturalPolicy in the Russian Federation" and the State Cultural Policy Strategyuntil 2030, such issues are: strengthening collective identity and socialsolidarity, creating conditions for creative self-development of the individualpossessing modern general cultural competencies and qualities of the leader.The modern system of project management meets the principles ofstrategic planning, aimed at reducing risks and challenges, justifyinghumanistic core ideals, aligning innovations with the trends of harmonizationof the external and internal environment, formation of "growthpoints" and networked decentralized development.Particular attention is paid to the philosophical comprehension of thevalue and semantic foundations laid down in the National Project"Culture", where the improvement and modernization of the processesof socio-cultural activities are to  ensure systemic, multifaceted, large-scale, replicable, socialeffectiveness of local projects. Communicative principles of interdepartmentaland inter-sectoral interaction, cooperation with institutions of civil societysignificantly changes the quality of cultural environment and the artistic lifeof society in the Russian regions, coordinating it with the level of nationaland world culture.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • INSIDER VS OUTSIDER IN THE CULTURE OF THE SOLIDARY COMMUNITY: MEANINGS AND
           VALUES

    • Authors: Olga N. Astafyeva; Natalia E. Sudakova, Irina G. Belyakova
      Abstract: The relevance of the presented research is conditioned by the need to comprehend thesemantic and value bases of the coexistence of human civilization in the vectorof a solidary community, striving to accept each other in all its singularityand uniqueness of the sociocultural life in the context of aggravation ofsocial problems caused by various aspects of social inequality strengthening.The comprehension of this issue is very urgent today, since it allows us tobuild a system of counterbalances to the rapidly growing social antagonismsallowing not only to overcome many of them, but also to anticipate them. At theforefront in this context comes the reflection of the Insider vs Outsider opposition in the situation of increasing need for a solidarity community.The purpose of the research is to understand the mechanisms of overcoming thealienation of the opposition Insider vs Outsider in the face of growing need,on the one hand, in solidarity, tolerant being, and on the other hand, inpreserving the unique traditional cultural patterns of everyone, in which inthe foreground is the search for a balance allowing not only to find the commonstrengthening cohesion, but also to manifest a difference without exacerbatingtension in the relationship. These orientations are vital in the currentsituation, due to the increased intensity of social interaction in all itsmanifestations, both local and civilizational, exacerbating conflicts at alllevels.The basic method of research for determining all aspects of this problem is thesocio-cultural analysis expanded by the possibilities of philosophicalreflection.The presented concept allows us to focus attention on the socioculturalaspects of the diversity of unique cultural patterns as the basis of socialcohesion in the conditions of increasing multiculturalism both in Russia and inthe whole world. Increasing mobility is the basic characteristic of our time,further exacerbating the manifestation of multiculturalism on a personal andsocial levels, thus showing that it increases the need for comprehension of themechanisms for maintaining a balance between personal and social, general andunique, in that it allows not only to distinguish and compare Insider vs Outsider,but to extinguish the tension within this opposition.Comprehension of this problem is of great importance, both on personaland social levels, since each person has a need for social incarnation, wherethe individual's possibility for not only feeling himself as a part of thewhole but also for showing his unique nature to the world becomes paramount.Thus, the findings and conclusionsof the study indicate that the manifestation of the common and unique is theessence of human nature, and maintaining a balance in preserving the common andunique is the basis for preserving the human species, in which Insider vsOutsider opposition is the basic model of human civilization identifying thetruly human nature.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • SIMULATION MODEL OF LOGISTICS SYSTEM

    • Authors: Svilen Stefanov; Venelin Terziev, Vanya Banabakova
      Abstract: The goal of the article isto research the information exchange speed’s influence on the effectiveness ofthe organization.It is necessary to modelthe entire work of the logistic system in order to study the influence of theinformation flow. This includes raw materials supply, product manufacture,distribution on the market and selling to the end customers. The model shouldinclude all three flows that are characteristic of logistic chains: material,cash flow and information. This would allow observing its functioning in itsintegrity. Besides, basic indicators of effective functioning of such type ofsystems are the profit realized in the separate chain elements and the numberof unsatisfied customers, i.e. the profits foregone.The aim of the model is,setting different values for information exchange and procession speed, toobserve the changes in the system’s indicators the way they were mentionedabove. The relevant conclusions would be made on the base of the receivedresults. All the other system’s parameters would have the same values withinthe planned numeral experiments.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
  • THE ROLE OF E-TRAINING IN DEVELOPING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF
           FACULTY MEMBERS IMAM MUHAMMAD BIN SAUD ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY

    • Authors: Yousef Saud Z. Alharbi; Ahmed bin Yussuf, Syed Mohammad Hilmi Bin Syed Abdul Rahman
      Abstract: Thisquantitative study discussed the role of e-training in the improvement of theprofessional development of faculty members at Imam Muhammad bin Saud IslamicUniversity. The problem is that there is a lack of willingness on the part of lecturersto participate in these courses because of the resistance to change into e-learningand the preference for traditional education. Along with the existence of someobstacles to the professional development of the faculty member. The researcherchose the descriptive analytical method and designed a questionnaire consistingof (40) paragraphs covering four axes of professional development. Thequestionnaire was distributed to a sample of (50) lecturers and professors atthe university. The results have shown that training plays a major role in thedevelopment of professional development. The development of technicaldevelopment, the development of educational professional growth, and thedevelopment of academic development have been significant. Whileself-development was medium. This finding underscores the importance ofelectronic training for faculty academic members.
      PubDate: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +030
       
 
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