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Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
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Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
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European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Flaubert     Open Access  
Formation emploi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fourth World Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Genocide Studies and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Graduate Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Hallazgos     Open Access  
He Puna Korero: Journal of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
História e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription  
Hydra : Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IAMURE International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iberoforum. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Iberoamericana     Open Access  
Iconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
IDS Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription  
Illness, Crisis, & Loss     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Immigrants & Minorities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Impact     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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Journal Cover International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy  
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  • Relationship between organizational commitments and organizational
           citizenship behaviour in a sample of private banking employees
    • Authors: María Zayas-Ortiz et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, March 2015. Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there was a relationship between commitment and the behaviour of organizational citizenship among bank employees. Design/methodology/approach This article is based on the outcomes of a doctoral dissertation, which was a case study combining a mix methodology. The results validated the conceptual model proposed by the researcher and answered the research questions. Measurement instruments used include the Organizational Citizenship Scale and the Organizational Commitment Scale, developed and validated by Rosario et al. (2004). Findings The paper finds that there is a positive correlation between the organizational commitment and the indicators of organizational citizenship behaviour and civic virtue, courtesy and altruism dimensions shown by the employees. The dimensions of affective and moral commitment had the strongest correlation with the civic virtue dimension of organizational citizenship. Research limitations/implications sample consist only of private banking employees. Practical implications The organizations should support the affective and moral commitment in their personnel in order to develop strong citizenship behaviour. Originality/value This is the first attempt to study the relationship between organizational commitments and organizational citizenship behaviour in a sample of private banking employees in Puerto Rico.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:25 GMT
  • Do Finnish young people support the Nordic welfare state'
    • Authors: Teemu Rantanen et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, March 2015. Purpose This study examined young people’s attitudes toward social welfare and their perceptions of who is responsible for providing social welfare benefits. Design/methodology/approach Social welfare attitudes were examined related to three themes: government responsibility, trust in society, and individual responsibility. A sample of 725 students from 12 high and vocational schools in South Finland was used for analysis. Findings The data suggests that young people have a high regard for the importance of the government’s role as a social support and a mechanism of social welfare for all citizens. In addition, the results show that women highlight government responsibility more than men, and that men highlight the individual’s own responsibility for social issues. According to the results, there is a weak relationship between cultural values and social welfare attitudes. Collective values relate positively to an emphasis on trust in government and government responsibility for social problems, and relate negatively to an emphasis on individuals’ personal responsibility. Originality/value The study shows that the main principles of the welfare state are still accepted by the Finnish youth, although recent speculations about the future of welfare states.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:20 GMT
  • Foundations of subjective well-being in turbulent times: a comparison of
           four European countries
    • Authors: Antti Kouvo et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, March 2015. Purpose This paper examines the relationship between the individual and aggregate level foundations of subjective well-being (SWB). In particular, we focus on the institutional differences between the welfare states as possible explanatory sources of SWB. Design/methodology/approach The data come from the Finnish, British, German and Greek sections of the ESS Round 5, 2010 (N=10,046). Our methods consist of multilevel and linear regression models. Findings The results indicate that the effects of many background variables are somewhat constant in the selected countries, even though the countries are different from each other in terms of their institutional characteristics. SWB can be explained relatively well by individuals’ social networks, health and socio-demographic factors. However, the detected cross-country differences also point to the fact that the institutional differences among the countries have significance in this instance. Research limitations/implications The research approach was built on cross-sectional data on Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Greece only. While these countries represent different types of European societies it is not possible to make broader conclusions on the variation caused by societal or cultural factors in the global sense. Originality/value Previous studies have addressed the direct effects of the background factors in contemporary Europe. Beyond these determinants also lies the possible impact of institutional and cultural factors.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:16 GMT
  • Unemployed and alone' Unemployment and social participation in Europe
    • Authors: Martina Dieckhoff et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, March 2015. Purpose In this article we examine the relationship between unemployment and social participation and aim to identify the role of national policies and attitudes as possible mediators. Design/methodology/approach We use the 2006 EU-SILC module on social participation – a dataset that provides rich information on social participation for 22/23 EU countries. We adopt a two-step multilevel design, allowing us to directly examine the impact of national policies and norms on individual outcome. Findings The article reveals clear evidence that the unemployed have lower levels of social participation than the employed across a range of indicators. The paper also reveals that macro-level variables significantly affect the extent of these differentials in social participation. For instance, we found societies that expose the unemployed to poverty risk have a larger social participation gap between the employed and the unemployed. Originality/value While the negative association between unemployment and social participation has been established in prior work, our study is the first one to employ a ‘large N’ comparison and to use a multi-level design to statistically test the degree to which macro-level variables mediate the negative relationship between unemployment on social participation. Our analyses were able to show that societal context can significantly alleviate the negative implications of unemployment for social participation.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:10 GMT
  • Scandals of abuse: policy responses in intellectual disabilities
    • Authors: Peter Mark Halladay et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, March 2015. Purpose This study compares two scandals related to the care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the United States and the United Kingdom. Design/methodology/approach A descriptive case study methodology was used to conduct an in-depth qualitative analysis of the two scandals to examine the process of scandal development, and to survey the policy response against policy trends and theories of abuse in each case. The two cases were systematically analysed against a theoretical framework derived from Bonnie and Wallace’ 2003 theoretical framework for understanding abuse based on its sociocultural context, the social embeddedness of organizations providing care, and the individual level characteristics and interactions of subjects and carers. Findings In both cases the process of scandal construction was comparable, and each case offered confirmatory support to extant theories of abuse, and to wider policy trends within I/DD. Research limitations/implications The study examines only the short term policy responses to the scandals in two countries, based on published material only. Originality/value This paper contributes an international comparison of the similarities and differences in the social construction of scandal and the policy responses to abuse and neglect of a vulnerable population using systematic analytical frameworks.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:09:07 GMT
  • Active labour market policy and its outcomes – does workfare
           programme participation increase self-efficacy in Germany'
    • Authors: Anita Tisch et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 35, Issue 1/2, March 2015. Purpose This paper examines the effect of workfare programme participation on self-efficacy, because many studies suggest that sufficient self-efficacy is essential for successful job search in modern labour markets. Design/methodology/approach The paper analyses an exemplary German workfare programme – the so-called “One-Euro-Jobs” programme – and examines whether participation in this programme improved the self-efficacy of participants. The analyses are based on survey data (Panel Study Labour Market and Social Security) that were combined with administrative records of the Statistics Department of the German Federal Employment Agency to obtain more reliable information on programme participation. To detect causal effects of participation, the authors apply propensity score matching. Findings The findings show that participants’ self-efficacy, on average, was not improved by programme participation. Also, no well determined positive effects of programme participation were found when controlling for the individual baseline level of self-efficacy. Practical implications The findings suggest that workfare programme participation did not fulfil several of the psychological functions of work necessary to enhance participants’ self-efficacy. The authors suggest a two-step approach to enhancing individuals’ self-efficacy and their job search abilities: in the first step, workfare participation aims to improve employability; in the second step, participants can learn the extent to which they have become ready to work in a regular subsidised job. Originality/value Various studies examine the effect of workfare programme participation on employment prospects, well-being, health or social participation. Within the discourse on active labour market policy, this paper is the first to study the effect of workfare programme participation on self-efficacy.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:08:58 GMT
  • A methodological framework for ascertaining the social capital of
           environmental community organisations in urban Australia
    • Authors: Subas P. Dhakal
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 34, Issue 11/12, Page 730-746, October 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to ascertain the level of social capital in environmental community organisations (ECOs) in Perth, Western Australia. On a general level, social capital in ECOs is understood as intra-organisational and inter-organisational relationships that organisations maintain through interactions. Design/methodology/approach – This paper utilises quantitative (i.e. survey) as well as qualitative (i.e. interviews) approaches to data collection and analysis. It proposes a methodological framework to measure the level of social capital, and explores the association between the ascertained level of social capital and organisational capabilities. Findings – The results of the survey and interviews reveal that while the level of social capital is needs based, maintaining a higher intensity of organisational relationships puts ECOs in a better position to do more with less. Research limitations/implications – The findings advance the task of ascertaining the level of social capital in ECOs from organisational interactions perspective. Originality/value – This paper captures a community organisation-specific methodological framework to measure and analyse social capital.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:06:35 GMT
  • Street-level bureaucrats’ attitudes towards the Finnish labour
           market allowance
    • Authors: Johanna Kallio et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 34, Issue 11/12, Page 817-834, October 2014. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the attitudes of street-level bureaucrats from different agencies and sectors of the Finnish welfare state, namely municipal social workers, diaconal workers of the Lutheran church, benefit officials of the Social Security Institution and officials of private unemployment funds. Design/methodology/approach – The authors are interested in the following questions: What are the attitudes of street-level bureaucrats towards the labour market allowance' What is the impact of individual characteristics' The study utilised the unique national survey data of different groups of street-level bureaucrats from the year 2011 (total N=2,313). The dependent variables focus on legitimacy of the basic level of labour market allowance and sanction policies. Analyses are built around five independent variables which measure professional, personal interest and ideological factors. Findings – There are differences both between and within groups of Finnish street-level bureaucrats with regard to their attitudes concerning the labour market allowance. Social and diaconal workers believe more often than officials that the level of labour market allowance is too low, and offer less support for the idea that an unemployed person should take any job that is offered or have their unemployment security reduced. The results show that the attitudes of bureaucrats are explained by length of work history, economic situation and ideological factors. Originality/value – There have been very few analyses comparing attitudes among different groups of bureaucrats. The present study is intended to fill this gap in the literature.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:06:30 GMT
  • Marginalized by race and place
    • Authors: Sangeeta Parashar
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 34, Issue 11/12, Page 747-770, October 2014. Purpose – Given South Africa's apartheid history, studies have primarily focused on racial discrimination in employment outcomes, with lesser attention paid to gender and context. The purpose of this paper is to fill an important gap by examining the combined effect of macro- and micro-level factors on occupational sex segregation in post-apartheid South Africa. Intersections by race are also explored. Design/methodology/approach – A multilevel multinomial logistic regression is used to examine the influence of various supply and demand variables on women's placement in white- and blue-collar male-dominated occupations. Data from the 2001 Census and other published sources are used, with women nested in magisterial districts. Findings – Demand-side results indicate that service sector specialization augments differentiation by increasing women's opportunities in both white-collar male- and female-dominated occupations. Contrary to expectations, urban residence does not influence women's, particularly African women's, placement in any male-type positions, although Whites (white-collar) and Coloureds (blue-collar) fare better. Supply side human capital models are supported in general with African women receiving higher returns from education relative to others, although theories of “maternal incompatibility” are partially disproved. Finally, among all racial groups, African women are least likely to be employed in any male-dominated occupations, highlighting their marginalization and sustained discrimination in the labour market. Practical implications – An analysis of women's placement in white- and blue-collar male-dominated occupations by race provides practical information to design equitable work policies by gender and race. Social implications – Sex-typing of occupations has deleterious consequences such as lower security, wage differentials, and fewer prospects for promotion, that in turn increase labour market rigidity, reduce economic efficiency, and bar women from reaching their full potential. Originality/value – Very few empirical studies have examined occupational sex segregation (using detailed three-digit data) in developing countries, including South Africa. Methodologically, the paper uses multilevel techniques to correctly estimate ways in which context influences individual outcomes. Finally, it contributes to the literature on intersectionality by examining how gender and race sustain systems of inequality.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:06:26 GMT
  • Understanding the complexities of responding to child sex trafficking in
           Thailand and Cambodia
    • Authors: Deanna Davy
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 34, Issue 11/12, Page 793-816, October 2014. Purpose – The market in trafficked children bought and sold for sexual exploitation is one of the most inhumane transnational crimes that appear to have been facilitated by globalisation and its many effects, such as growing disparity in wealth between North and South. Child sex trafficking (CST) in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is an extremely complex problem, deeply rooted in historical injustice, gender inequality and poverty. In addition to the complexities of the child trafficking issue, the organisations that seek to combat CST are themselves not always a united force and display their own internal and inter-agency complexities. The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the key complexities of responding to CST in Thailand and Cambodia. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology for this research consisted of 22 semi-structured interviews with anti-child trafficking experts in Thailand and Cambodia, in addition to field observations in various child sex tourism hubs in Southeast Asia. Findings – The complexities of the CST problem in Thailand and Cambodia are discussed as well as analysis of the internal and inter-agency barriers faced by the organisations that seek to combat CST. The research finds that, due to limitations in donor funding, anti-trafficking organisations face difficulties in effectively responding to all aspects of the CST problem. The recommendation is made for improved advocacy networking against this transnational crime. Recent success stories are highlighted. Research limitations/implications – The research for this paper involved semi-structured interviews with staff from non-government organisations and United Nations agencies, but not with government representatives. The lack of available data from Thai and Cambodian government representatives limits the ability of the researcher to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-trafficking organisations’ response to the child trafficking issue. Also lacking is the voice of child trafficking victims, the key beneficiaries of anti-trafficking organisations’ aid and advocacy efforts. Originality/value – There is an abundance of literature on the subject of CST but a dearth in scholarly literature on the subject of advocacy and policy responses to CST in Southeast Asia. This paper provides a valuable contribution the knowledge base on child trafficking by analysing both the complexities of the CST issue and the complexities, for anti-trafficking organisations, of effectively combating CST in the GMS.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:06:22 GMT
  • Cherry picking
    • Authors: Heikki Hiilamo et al
      Abstract: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 34, Issue 11/12, Page 771-792, October 2014. Purpose – In their income inequality theory (IIT), Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett posit that income inequality is at the heart of social “ills”. However, their critics argue that the hypothesis is biased and that “cherry picking” is used and support for the IIT is obtained by selecting a suitable sample of countries. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – With a sample of 127 countries, the authors study to what extent the correlation between income inequality and social “ills” varies among countries sampled by geography, religion and income level. Findings – The results of the analysis show that the strength and sometimes the direction of connections between inequality and social “ills” vary according to countries’ cultural background and historical legacies. The IIT is not a universal law. However, it is on a firmer footing than competing explanations. Originality/value – The results contribute both to material and methodological debate on consequences of income inequality.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:06:17 GMT
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