Social Science

1812 Submissions

[9] viXra:1812.0221 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-12 10:19:27

When Organizational Identification and Control Prevent Sharing Scientific Discovery

Authors: Jeffrey Joseph Wolynski
Comments: 5 Pages. 5 references, a "B-" paper

: A short overview of how academics control each other and some flaws induced by too much identification, control and discipline. It is argued and researched that too much of all three latter concepts can counteract the stated goals of teams in large organizations. In fact, too much identification, control and discipline reduces quality, stamps out creativity and decreases employee involvement. This can lead to peer review reinforced group think and the overall stalling of progress in science and of sharing scientific discoveries. As well it shows that resistance to discoveries is rooted in cultural norms and shared misguided definitions.
Category: Social Science

[8] viXra:1812.0197 [pdf] replaced on 2018-12-12 21:01:15

What is the Ultimate Outcome?

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 1 Page.

Not the ultimate decision.
Category: Social Science

[7] viXra:1812.0192 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:21:00

Development of Israels Natural Gas Resources Political, Security

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 10 Pages.

The natural gas reserves discovered in Israel in recent years have instigated a debate on sociopolitical, international political, security, and economic issues. Examination and analysis of various policy documents that affected the final consolidation of Israel's gas policy show that the issue of natural gas discoveries in Israel is complex and characterized by many intricacies and uncertainties that create a unique collection of problems and solution. First, there are difficulties involved in setting a time frame for the public policy designed on the topic of natural gas. Second, the work division and interaction between the government, the public, and private companies is particularly complex. Third, the taxation policy must take into account benefits for the state and its residents but at the same time maintain and preserve the incentives offered to investors and developers. Fourth, it is hard to disregard the fact that the Israeli government has chosen not to bring the decision regarding the gas outline for public debate or for review by the Knesset, and fifth, the decision about how much of the gas reserves should be preserved for domestic needs and how much exported is particularly complex.
Category: Social Science

[6] viXra:1812.0191 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:24:30

The Nature of Israel's Public Policy Aimed at Curbing the Rise in Property Prices from 2008-2015, as a Derivative of the Country's Governance Structure

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 19 Pages.

The paper portrays public policy steps taken in order to reduce housing prices, formulated and implemented in Israel 2008-2015, and analyzes them in light of the locally prevalent economic worldview and governance structure. Analysis of the policy shows that in order to understand the justifications for its formulation it should be viewed through the positivist worldview that focuses on the subjective considerations of policy shapers that neutralize its objective-normative efficacy. The paper stresses the impact of the country's governance structure at each point in time on the type of policy chosen and determines that a democratic but weak and unstable governance structure leads to the formulation and implementation of a positivist policy reflecting politicians' narrow interests of reelection. In contrast, stable democratic rule supported by a sound majority of a single ruling party can easily sustain public policy that expresses the normative approach, reflecting social values as defined by politicians.
Category: Social Science

[5] viXra:1812.0190 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:27:29

Regulation of Academia in Israel Legislation, Policy, and Market Forces

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 16 Pages.

The rapid development of Israel’s system of higher education in recent years has led to a sharp rise in the number of students, the establishment of new institutions certified to award degrees, and legislation and policy changes. The evolving circumstances are explored in the current article, which follows the sources, causes, and justifications for these changes. The study analyzes three major processes that occurred in Israel’s system of higher education since its reform in the early 1990s: the increase in the number of students, admission terms to the departments, and the demand for studies. The research findings indicate that it was the government’s decision to establish colleges in the early 1990s, rather than free market forces, that led to the considerable increase in enrollment for academic studies. Then again, free market forces appear to determine admission terms to the various departments in accordance with the principles of demand and supply. Furthermore, the government intervenes to regulate the supply of high-demand fields of study but does not complement this by acting to regulate demand trends, which are determined exclusively by the free will of applicants. Therefore, the research conclusion is that Israel has no clear well-formulated policy on higher education, a fact that allows the unrestrained detrimental domination of this system by free market forces.
Category: Social Science

[4] viXra:1812.0189 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:29:44

Effect of Welfare and Employment Policies on the Correlation Between Migration and Unemployment.

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 19 Pages.

The subject of immigration has been on the public and political agenda of most established countries for many years and has been the focus of much research. In light of increasing immigration to Europe in recent years, this study explores the association between immigration and local unemployment, by examining three prominent immigration destinations: Greece, Germany, and the United States. The research findings indicate that all three countries show a correlation between the two indices, with the different welfare and employment policies implemented by each generating differences in the features of this correlation. In Greece, where the welfare and employment policy implemented encourages idleness, a positive correlation was found between the indices. In Germany, which implements a conservative policy that encourages employment, a negative correlation was found between the two indices. In contrast, the United States implements a liberal immigration policy that produces an ambivalent association between the indices.
Category: Social Science

[3] viXra:1812.0188 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:31:41

The Rise in Israel Real Estate Prices Sociodemographic Aspects

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 21 Pages.

The conspicuous rise in Israel’s housing prices from 2008 to date, after the stable prices in the early 2000s, has raised concerns of a property bubble in the Israeli economy. The grave effects of real estate bubbles that emerged in various countries around the world throughout history and led to severe long-term economic crises within the country and elsewhere add to the concern about such occurrences in the Israeli economy. This article focuses on the current effects of the real estate bubble on Israeli society at the preliminary stage, and examines the sociodemographic implications of Israel’s rise in housing prices and its impact on several social parameters, such as the average number of members in a household, Israel’s residential density, age at marriage, the extent of emigration from the country among the young, the population’s spread to peripheral areas, the inequality index, and more.
Category: Social Science

[2] viXra:1812.0093 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-05 11:09:19

New Creative Approaches in Social Sciences

Authors: D. Vlad, A. Iorgulescu, M. Marcu, A. C. Stoian
Comments: 180 Pages.

[The Proceedings of CIL 2018: Fifth Edition of International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences - Creativity, Imaginary, Language, Craiova, Romania, 24-25 May 2018 (www.cilconference.ro)]
Category: Social Science

[1] viXra:1812.0009 [pdf] replaced on 2018-12-02 21:20:28

Review of Steven Pinker’s, The Better Angels of our Nature

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 5 Pages.

Of a distressful nature.
Category: Social Science