IJRSS VOLUME 2 ISSUE 3

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IJRSS VOLUME 2 ISSUE 3

Title

Discover USSR Welfare Model in the context of European Social Model

Author/s Vaike Raudava
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 1 – 11 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
Abstract

Observe the progress of the USSR Welfare Model in Estonia, six target impacts we could formulate for the rethinking process since the 1997 when the platform had related to the social democratic welfare reqime in Scandinavia. Summary, the consequence is the insufficient solidarity express in society, since start from independent time, the percent of the person who is excluding from state’s welfare schemes has increased. …..

Keywords Estonia, USSR Welfare Model, European Social Model, individual scope
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FINANCING SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMES) IN GHANA: CHALLENGES AND DETERMINANTS IN ACCESSING BANK CREDIT

Author/s Joseph Kofi Nkuah, John Paul Tanyeh, Kala Gaeten
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 12- 25 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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Access to credit is crucial for the growth and survival of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Thus policy makers attempt to pursue financial sector policies to propel financial intermediaries to extend more credit to SMEs. Access to credit still remains a challenge to SMEs especially those in developing economies and continues to dominate discussions both within business circles and at the corridor of various governments. In Ghana, for instance, a survey by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) for the second quarter of 2011 indicated that lack of adequate access to credit topped the factors hampering the growth of small businesses in Ghana.. ….

Keywords Financial Intermediaries, Access to Credit, Economic Growth, Determinants, Challenges.
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BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION JOURNALS IN THE SSCI

Author/s Noelia Jiménez-Fanjul1, Alexander Maz-Machado, Rafael Bracho-López
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 26- 32 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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We present a study about the Mathematics Education production in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) accessing through the Web of Science (WoS) database. We analyse the four journals specifically focused on Mathematics Education and indexed in the SSCI. We identify co-authorship patterns, diachronic production, the publication’s language and the universities’ productivity. This study has the aim to identify the international production of each country and university, as well as, to know the most important institutional collaboration networks. . ….

Keywords Bibliometric, Co-authorship, Collaboration, Mathematics Education, Scientific Journals.
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THE SCHOOL NETWOK IN PRISHTINA TOWN AND ITS REGARD TO THE SURROUNDING

Author/s Fitim Humolli, Diturie Gashi, Florim Isufi, Shpejtim Bulliqi, Bashkim Kastrati
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 33- 43 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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In this work it was put a idea of including the urban area of Prishtina town as a capital city of Kosova as well as the school network in this special area, which is little researched in this aspect. Since the education is one basic function in life, attempts were made to analyze the distribution of the school network in two levels in Prishtina town, gravitated zones of schools in the town, enough school space for the pupils, number of pupils in the schools as well as gravitated zones of pupils in the schools. . ….

Keywords School network, Education, Elementary Schools, High Lower schools, Socio-economic structure.
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THE PARADOX OF PRISON REFORMS

Author/s OMBOTO JOHN ONYANGO
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 44- 47 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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Prison Reforms is an attempt to improve prison conditions to be more effective in the containment and rehabilitation of inmates (Wikipedia Encyclopedia). It involves improving the various aspects of imprisonment such as meals, accommodation and medical care among others. However, whereas prison reforms is a global undertaking; in some countries, particularly in the United States of America, there is in place the “less-eligibility principle”; a position that prisoners should receive no government service or programme that is of superior quality to the services or programmes available to the free citizens without charge (Bohn and Halley 1996; 347). . ….

Keywords Sociology, Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation of immates
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EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP AND FIRM PERFORMANCE: EVIDENCE FROM A SAMPLE OF CAMEROONIAN FIRMS

Author/s Marcel T. Ngambi, Frederic Oloume
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 48- 55 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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This paper examines the link between employee share ownership and performance using a sample of firms in the republic of Cameroon. The data are collected from the National Institute of Statistics. The variables used to measure performance and employee ownership are the return on equity and return on assets on one hand, and percentage of capital held by employees on the other.. ….

Keywords employee stock ownership, firm performance;
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AFRICA AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER: OLD ISSUES AND NEW CHALLENGES

Author/s ADEYEMI-SUENU, ADEBOWALE (PhD)
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 56- 62 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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This paper examines fundamental principles of the new world order and places its examination within the context of African realities. It examines extant postulations on its effects on Africa. This work however departs from the existing works by situating its analysis within the contest of identity question. This work therefore postulates that rather than Africa seeking complicity with the seemingly flaunted possible gains . ….

Keywords Africa, New World Order, and New Challenges
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIOURALISM & CONSTRUCTIVISM: ANY IMPERATIVE TO MODERN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Author/s WOGU, IKEDINACHI AYODELE POWER
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 63- 71 Vol 02. No. 3 — 2013
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Three broad paradigms initially dominated the deliberations among political analysts on what best mode of analysis exists when it comes to analyzing political issues and phenomenon. Recent studies however reveal that evolving trends of thoughts in political science and generally in the social sciences – with regards to the questions above – now exist among contemporary thinkers in the 21st Century. Consequently, against the existing institutionalists’, pluralists’ and elitists’ approaches to political analysis, contemporary thinkers have proposed the behaviouralists’ and the constructivists’ approaches, among other new modes of analysis, . ….

Keywords Behaviouralists’, Constructivists’, Elitists’, Institutionalists’, Pluralists’.
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