Social Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013

  • Spatial Prisoner´s Dilemma and Laws of Imitation in Social Psychology

    Carlos Pelta

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 53-57
    Received: 30 March 2013
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    Published: 20 May 2013
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    Abstract: It is designed a game based on the spatial prisoner introducing the three laws of imitation defined by Tarde. The French author described (1) the law of close contact, (2) the law of imitation of superiors by inferiors and (3) the law of insertion. The first law is defined like a Conformist rule; the second law is defined like a Maximization rule a... Show More
  • Islamic Law & Women Rights in Bangladesh

    Noor Mohammad

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 22-33
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    Published: 2 April 2013
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    Abstract: The concept of women rights is in fact originated from Islamic jurisprudence although there many debates and arguments on this issue. It is observed that the position of women was ignored since the pre-Islamic customs of the Arabian people in all respects. But after the revelation of the Hoy Quran, it is found that many suras such as the sura An-Ni... Show More
  • Only Children in Poland: Demographic, Social, and Educational Consequences

    Beata Stachowiak

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 34-38
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    Published: 2 April 2013
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    Abstract: The main purpose of this article is to present the population of “only children” in Poland and address the poss-ible effects of very low fertility for the functioning of the family, society, education system, and the only children them-selves. This analysis is based primarily on statistics published by government institutions such the Central Stati... Show More
  • Undergraduate ac-counting students’ perceptions of students’ empowerment and accounting technical skills: case in Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten), Malaysia

    Norlaila Mazura Hj. Mohaiyadin, Mohd Amran Jaafar, Afiqah Hassan, Amira Rafhan Jafri, Nur Aziannah Abd Azar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 39-47
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    Published: 2 April 2013
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    Abstract: The aims of the study are to determine: 1) the significant relationships between students’ empowerment, ac-counting technical skills and students’ performance, 2) the significant difference between female and male students’ per-ception on empowerment and accounting technical skills and 3) significant differences among Cumulative Grade Point Averag... Show More
  • An Analysis of Competitive Strategy for Taiwan’s Aerospace Industry

    Shu-Chen Chang, Guan-Yuan Lai

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 48-52
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    Published: 2 April 2013
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    Abstract: Previous studies related Taiwan’s aerospace industry mainly focus on technical research and development, production and information management, and partnerships. However, these studies lack to investigate competitive strategy of Taiwan’s aerospace industry using industrial organization theory. The main goal of this study is to investigate the curre... Show More
  • Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in Uganda; Are Orphans More Malnourished Than Non-Orphans

    Lubaale Yovani A. Moses

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 58-65
    Received: 24 April 2013
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    Published: 20 May 2013
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    Abstract: Many scholars and policy makers have often said that orphaned children are more vulnerable than any other children within the same environment in which they live. This paper compared the nutrition status of orphans and non-orphans to see if orphans were more malnourished and if not to investigate factors affecting nutrition of children. It is bas... Show More
  • The Politicization of European Identity in International Scientific Circles

    Liljana Siljanovska

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 66-75
    Received: 11 April 2013
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    Published: 30 May 2013
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    Abstract: European Union introduces the right of European citizenship with the Maastricht treaty of 1992. This law explains the direct relationship between citizens and the Union, giving European citizens in case of need, especially when outside the European Union, to be represented by any Consulate of a country - member of the Union. This applies in cases w... Show More
  • Review on Indonesian Zakah Management and Obstacles

    Mutiara Dwi Sari, Zakaria Bahari, Zahri Hamat

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 76-89
    Received: 29 April 2013
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    Published: 10 June 2013
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    Abstract: This paper presents a conceptual model a management of zakah in Indonesia. A variety of reforms and new ideas in the management and institutions are responsible for collecting and distributing of zakah. Zakah is a specific property with certain conditions prescribed for certain people and given to people or certain people (recipients) as well. The ... Show More
  • Population Trends and Ageing Policy in Malta

    Marvin Formosa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 90-96
    Received: 8 May 2013
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    Published: 10 June 2013
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    Abstract: Malta is no exception to the unprecedented demographic changes that are being experienced by industrial countries. As a result of declining fertility and mortality levels, the Maltese islands have registered a decrease in fertility rates and a major improvement of life expectancy at birth. Following a brief introduction, the second section presents... Show More