Essays on Social Themes

Edited by Gregory T. Papanikos

ISBN: 978-960-9549-80-6, 302 pages

First published in 2011 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 50 (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30

Table of Contents

1.

Essays on Social Themes: An Introduction

Gregory T. Papanikos

1

 

Part A: Politics and Policy

2.

The Past and Future Democracy

John Markoff

9

3.

Government and State in the Making of Political Culture:

The Case of Canada

Trevor W. Harrison

17

4.

The Portuguese Voters and European Elections

A Political-Sociological Appraisal Alice Cunha and Patrícia Calca

29

5.

Party State: Possibilities of Appearance and Development on Example of Contemporary Serbia

Uros Suvaković

39

6.

The Corruption of Plea Bargaining in the United States of America

Michael W. Smith

51

Part B: Education Knowledge and New Technologies

7.

Critique of Preachers and Prophets in the Classroom:

Ethics and Objectivity in Max Webers Theory of Science

George E. McCarthy

65

8.

Outcomes of Service Learning: Scaling Common Outcomes and Determining Predictors

Anne Statham and Helen Rosenberg

75

9.

Adolescent Noncompliance in School & Adult Work Careers: Evidence from 5 Post-Soviet Societies

Heili Pals and Nancy Brandon Tuma

89

10.

Dysfunctions of Distant Learning: A Sociological Perspective

Z. S. Andrew Demirdjian

103

11.

Literacy and the Consumption of Internet among Portuguese Adults

Nelson Vieira

115

12.

The Inside-out Prison Exchange Program

Barbara Ryan, Sidney R. Jacobs, Kathryn N. Healey and

Kathryn T. Mason

135

13.

Beggars in Lithuania: Integrated or Outcasts?

Irena Luobikiene

149

14.

Social Software and its Impact on our Society

Abrar A. Qureshi

161

15.

The Paradigm of the Social Construction of Knowledge:

The Triple Helix Model

Elvira Martini and Francesco Vespasiano

173

Part C: Youth and Family Issues

 

16.

Child Sexual Abuse in the Middle East and North Africa:

A Review

Karen A. Polonko, Nicholas Adam, Nazia Naeem and Ava Adinolfi

189

17.

The New Culture Wars-The Growth of Polynesian Migrant Youth Gangs in the United States

Lena Rodriguez

203

18.

Media Violence: A Cross-national Comparison of Canadian and Swedish Youth

Valerie Hiebert

215

19.

Beyond Organisational Culture: Evidence from a Case Study of Multi-agency working in Childrens Services in England

Adina I. Dudau

233

20.

Families Bolstering the Effects of Globalisation:

Do Welfare Regimes Explain Cross-National Differences in Parenting Strategies?

Triin Roosalu and Veronika Kalmus

247

Part D: Gender

21.

Social Change and Gender: Beyond Feminism and Masculinity?

Richard C. Christy

261

22.

The Principle of Gender Balance in the Spanish Law of Equality

Pilar Núñez-Cortés Contreras and María del Mar Ridaura López

271

23.

Gender and Sexual Initiation in Mexico. Searching Patterns among Different Social Groups

Olga Rojas and Jose Luis Castrejon

275

24.

Changing Social Roles in Post-Modernity: Do Men Father?

Richard C. Christy

291