Social Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015

  • The Comparative Study of the Structure of Theories in the Natural and in the Social Sciences: Old Conundrums and New Challenges

    Lubomir Savov Popov, Ivan Mihailov Chompalov

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 31-36
    Received: 3 April 2015
    Accepted: 12 April 2015
    Published: 23 April 2015
    Abstract: The paper proposes methodological bases for comparison of the structure of theories in the Natural, Life, Social, and Human Sciences. The idea is that in order to study this problem, the ontological and epistemological peculiarities of these four major classes of disciplines should be considered. The analysis of the nature of the object and the con... Show More
  • The Ontological Problems of Reference

    Victor Novoselov

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 37-41
    Received: 15 January 2015
    Accepted: 10 April 2015
    Published: 27 April 2015
    Abstract: This article analyzes the different interpretations of the concept of "meaning" and "reference" in the theory of sign systems. Based on the analysis concludes that the theory of reference by Hilary Putnam, the theory of "language games" by L.Wittgenstein and semiotics by C. S. Peirce, despite the methodological differences, in general, similar to i... Show More
  • Implementation of Nature Tourism Use Regulations in Order to Development of Tourism Governance in Bunaken National Park

    Heri Santoso, Endang Koestati Sri Harini Muntasib, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Rinekso Soekmadi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 42-52
    Received: 14 April 2015
    Accepted: 1 May 2015
    Published: 13 May 2015
    Abstract: Utilization of nature tourism in Bunaken National Park (BNP) with some uniqueness in it and has lasted a long time tend to uncontrolled activities because there are provisions of nature tourism use regulationsthat have not been fully implemented. This study aims to evaluate the implementation of nature tourism use regulations within development of ... Show More
  • Research on the Chinese Government Purchase of Public Services: Operation Mode, Restraining Factors and Improving Measures

    Shaogang Liao, Qiangqiang Zeng, Yun Zhang

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 53-60
    Received: 20 April 2015
    Accepted: 6 May 2015
    Published: 19 May 2015
    Abstract: In order to promote the administrative reform, the China new State Council makes a major deployment on the further transformation of government functions and improves the public services. It clearly required the local government should introduce more social forces in the field of public services and increase the efforts of the government purchases ... Show More
  • Comparing Similar Local Political Systems Empirically

    Hiltrud Nassmacher

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 61-67
    Received: 3 May 2015
    Accepted: 15 May 2015
    Published: 27 May 2015
    Abstract: Empirical comparisons of political systems can hardly avoid shortcomings. This is also true in comparing local political systems. The quantitative research on the basis of mass data nowadays is most fashionable. As the scientist is confronted with a multitude of municipal authorities a selection by chance seems to be appropriate. However, the local... Show More
  • Tackling HIV/AIDS as a Contemporary Social Problem in Sub-Saharan Africa: ‘A Sociological Critique of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as a Preventive Measure’

    Eliphas Machacha

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 68-76
    Received: 12 May 2015
    Accepted: 20 May 2015
    Published: 9 June 2015
    Abstract: Background: In view of all the recorded devastation it is causing to society and human life, HIV/AIDS appears to be in possession of all the characteristics of a contemporary social problem facing the world today, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. Voluntary Medical Male circumcision (VMMC) in Africa and in many other parts of the world is being hera... Show More