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Journal Cover RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3680
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Politics, Law & Complexity: The Case of the Academic Policies in the
           European Union

    • Authors: Andrea Pitasi
      Pages: 208 - 227
      Abstract: The theoretical goal of this paper is the development of the connection between politics and law within the model of the complex system especially in the perspective of Niklas Luhmann, in a viewpoint linked with the economic analysis of law. The aim is to describe the differences that truly make the difference in the setting problem of policy or legal decisions more formalized by the subject with their values instead of in a system. Therefore, the vision of Joseph A. Schumpeter about the politics as a kind of market, a sub-kind market where votes are sold and bought it is very important and strategic as a bridge between the macro-systemic and the economic analysis of law becomes even more positive, artificial and global: the more is the scenario, the weaker is the function of the human subject in the decisional process, this also provides a report of the changes in the very idea of citizen in global scenarios, which is the Hypercitizenship.
      PubDate: 2016-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)
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    • Authors: Olga Serradell i Pumareda
      Pages: 208 - 301
      PubDate: 2016-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Interface between Motivational and Emotional Facets of Organizational
           Commitment among Instructors at Higher Education

    • Authors: Nahid Royaei, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh
      Pages: 228 - 252
      Abstract: Teachers in higher education domain play a decisive role in advancing economic developments as well as nurturing the well-being of the societies. Thus, the issue of university instructors’ commitment and the factors influencing its development should be a compelling priority for higher education administrations. The present study aims to extend the research on teacher organizational commitment by investigating the contribution of job motivation and emotion regulation to teacher commitment at higher education. To this purpose, 135 English as a foreign language (EFL) instructors from different higher education institutes and universities took part in this study. They were requested to complete a battery of three questionnaires: Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), Work Tasks Motivation Scale for Teachers (WTMST), and Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ). Findings demonstrated that both emotion regulation and motivation had a positive significant correlation with teacher organizational commitment. Moreover, findings obtained via regression analysis showed that among job motivation components, identified regulation was the best contributor of teacher organizational commitment. Also, among the subscales of emotion regulation, reappraisal strategy was a better predictor of teacher organizational commitment. Findings are discussed in details with respect to the implications for both theory and practice in higher education. 
      PubDate: 2016-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Impact of Road Accidents to the Community of Iringa Municipality:
           Challenges in Reducing Risks

    • Authors: Evaristo Haulle, Marwa Kisiri
      Pages: 253 - 280
      Abstract: This paper examines impact of Road Accidents on community socio-economic activities in Iringa municipality. It assumes that accident as any disaster adversely affects people, property and environment. The paper employed questionnaire, interview, observation and documentary search for data collection. The study found that road accidents on-site conditions were caused by poor infrastructure, overloading of vehicles, law impunity, inadequacy of relevant laws, corruption, negligence of drivers, lack of road safety education and road traffic signs. Road accidents caused loss of lives, increase of dependence, destruction of property, increase of poverty, injuries and permanent disabilities. Provision of training to drivers, serious enforcement of the laws, provision of education to road users through public agitations, posters and television broadcasts, introduction of ad hoc inspection of road quality and transport facilities were some of the techniques used to curb the risk. Generally, road accidents caused a great loss of human, physical and natural resources. The intervention is on on-site conditions while very little attention is put on the root causes. It is recommended that, in addressing this human induced disaster the government in collaborations with other stakeholders should focus on the root causes in a participatory manner to bring community equity hence sustainable development.
      PubDate: 2016-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)
  • Refugee Quota: is Estonia Ready to Receive Refugees? A Review of the
           Literature on Migration and Ethnic Minorities in Estonia

    • Authors: Aminul Islam
      Pages: 281 - 297
      Abstract: This study analyzes literature about migration and ethnic minorities in Estonia. Following initial identification and using content analysis process, existing literature were characterized into four major patterns: definition of immigrant population in Estonia, emigration and ethnic return migration in Estonia, formation of ethnic minorities and their structure, and ethnic minorities and integration. Despite of having long historical background of emigration, return migration and ethnic minorities in Estonia; existing literature lacks focusing on refugees and ethnic minorities having background from outside Europe. New question emerged from the reviewed literature, whether Estonia is ready to accept quota refugees under EU quota system?
      PubDate: 2016-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)
  • Teoría sociológica aplicada de Félix Requena y Luís

    • Authors: Carmen Elboj Saso
      Pages: 298 - 301
      PubDate: 2016-11-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3 (2016)
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