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Issue 10, June 2015

Sonya Ilieva, BULGARIA

Professor, DSc at Konstantin Preslavsky – University of Shumen, Chief Editor of online journal SocioBrains

 

Significance of the sociology of human life (Lecture to the students of specialty "Social Activities")                             

Abstract: In his lecture analyzes of sociology as a science of relationships and interactions between qualitatively different elements in the structure of society. It analyzes various understandings of the term "sociology". It focuses on the modern understanding of the functions and tasks of sociology. The specifics of the sociological method. To distinguish sociology from other sciences involved in general or individual elements of society - philosophy, history, science, etc. Provide sociology as a form of consciousness and how it helps understanding the human world.

A S M Mojibur Rahaman Chawdhury, BANGLADESH

MS in chemical engineering, Oklahoma State University, USA

Lecturer in engineering chemistry, Daffodil International University

 

Development of a quantification tool for social sustainability in process design                                                          

Abstract: The concept of sustainable design has emerged as a new paradigm. Sustainability combines economic, environmental and social aspects of Process design. In our research   all the available metrics, tools that are being used for social quantification with good definition, description and calculation methodology is reviewed. Then a new tool is proposed which considers both the inherent safety and occupational health quantification for sustainable process design. The method is tailored for the process research and development stage by including only such chemical properties and process operating conditions which are obtainable at early design stage. The approach is demonstrated for the two alternative Dimethyl Ether production processes using simulation engine ASPEN PLUSTM . With the help of the developed standard index scale and the retrofitted SUSTAINABILITY EVALUATOR the best socially sustainable process design is assessed.

A S M Mojibur Rahaman Chawdhury, BANGLADESH

MS in chemical engineering, Oklahoma State University, USA

Lecturer in engineering chemistry, Daffodil International University

 

Review of social metrics and tools:

development of comprehensive quantification of social sustainability in process design

Abstract: The  concept  of  sustainable  design  has  emerged  as  a  new  paradigm. Sustainability combines economic, environmental and social aspects of Process design. In our research   all the available metrics, tools that are being used for social quantification with good definition, description and calculation methodology is reviewed. Social prospects and shortcomings of each available tool is assessed. Then a new tool is proposed which considers both the inherent safety and occupational health quantification for sustainable process design. The method is tailored for the process research and development stage by including only such chemical properties and process operating conditions which are obtainable at early design stage. With the help of the developed standard index scale and the retrofitted SUSTAINABILITY EVALUATOR the best socially sustainable process design can be assessed.

 Natalya Dokuchaeva, RUSSIA

 PhD in Historical Sciences, the Burilin Ivanovo Museum of Local History

 

The “Young, handsome, and smart”: Montenegrin political elite in the period of post-communist transition                  

Abstract: The article considers the problem of Montenegrin political elite formation in the 1990s in the context of comparison and analysis of its image and activities. Special attention is paid to the political figure of Milo Djukanović and the peculiarities of his political activity. The author makes a conclusion about the factors conditioning the political viability of Montenegrin leader.

Sergey Usmanov, RUSSIA

Doctor of Historical Science, Professor of Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo

 

Irina Borzova, RUSSIA

Candidate of Historical Science, Assistant Professor of Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo

 

Belorussian Opposition Intellectuals Versus Alexander Lukashenko: Searching For Effective Strategy                          

Abstract: The article analyzes how Belorussian opposition intellectuals search for effective strategy of confrontation with the president of Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. The authors reveal contradictions and difficulties in opposition’s struggle.

Miglena Stoyanova, BULGARIA

Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics, Varna University of Economics

 

Theoretical aspects of gamification                                                                                                                     

Abstract: Gamification is a new trend which integrates activities related to the introduction of game mechanics in non-game applications to increase engagement, motivation and participation of users.The purpose of this article is to present various aspects of gamification. A discussion about the definition of gamification is given. Emergence and progression aspects of games are described. Main psychology aspects of games are presented too.

Nevyan Neykov, BULGARIA

Doctorate Student, Faculty of Informatics, Economic University – Varna

 

Technology behind Development of Business-to-Library Services                                                                             

Abstract: Complex relations in the technology age where business and libraries play key role require implementation of proper information management system that could empower and help increase their overall performance. The actual implementation of such system is a sophisticated procedure that must take into account current existing technologies and their particularities when dealing with such processes. This paper presents a comparative analysis of major working solutions and proposes a model of their usage, adapted to the specific library usage.

Georgi Dubov, BULGARIA

Student in the master's program "Regulation and control in the system of social activities", Department of "Social Work" at Konstantin Preslavsky – University of Shumen

 

Construction and functions of foster families in Bulgaria                                                                                         

Abstract: The goal of a foster family is to provide both individual and family care model of behavior and sense of security, built by a privileged relationship with an adult. In Bulgaria the measure for child protection "placement in a foster family" is through social service "foster care". This process is regulated in the Ordinance on the conditions and procedures for application, selection and approval of foster families and placing children in them by 2006 Accommodation at foster families can be short, long-term foster care and replacement. The procedure for application, selection and approval of foster families in Bulgaria goes through stages: application, selection and assessment, training, validation and Check in the child in the foster family. It signed a contract, which describes the responsibilities of foster parents on child care. Foster care in Bulgaria may be voluntary or professional . Foster care is successful in the country, in support of this assertion in the article are given sufficient volume convincing statistics.

B. Hristova, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen

 

T. Valcheva, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen

 

P. Petkova, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen

 

D. Boncheva, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen

 

N. Adem, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen

 

E. Ahmedova, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen

 

F. Zeynun, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

Bearing and attitudes of the students at Konstantin Preslavsky – University of Shumen, Bulgaria to the children in conflict with the law. Results from the questionnaire survey.                                                                                   

Abstract: Studied is the opinion of 50 students in "Social Activities" and "Social pedagogy" of Konstantin Preslavsky, Shumen University - Bulgaria, on the theme of International Conference "Children and justice - innovative approaches and practices." This paper examines the attitudes and their attitudes towards the definition of 'children in conflict with the law ", the reasons for that they get into a situation where their personal opinion to these children and others. Answers are registered and what is the situation in the city. Shumen - Bulgaria related to children who are in conflict with the law. Generated important conclusions and recommendations among which the most important are focused on creating new legislation related to the research problem and increasing social control not only to this type of children, but also to the institutions that should implement preventive measures.

 

P. Domuschieva, BULGARIA

 

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

D. Marinova, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

L. Encheva, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

M. Petseva, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

P. Vicheva, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

N. Vasvi, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

S. Sabev, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

P. Kazandzhiev, BULGARIA

Student of specialty "Social Activities" at “Konstantin Preslavsky”-  University of Shumen 

 

Presentation of results conducted by standardized interview with lecturers at Konstantin Preslavsky – University of Shumen, Bulgaria on “Bearing and attitudes of the students at to the children in conflict with the law”                                                                        

Abstract: The standardized interview is directed to the topic of the International Conference "Children and justice - innovative approaches and practices", held on 28 and 29 May 2015 in Shumen. - Bulgaria. Studied is the opinion of 10 teachers from the Department of "Social work" and Department "Social Pedagogy" which have the necessary expertise and can give competent opinion on the subject at conference. Registered empirical information during the interview gives an idea of how respondents interpreted the term "children in conflict with the law “How effective legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria in discussions problem, what action should be carried out if their children in front perform actions put them in conflict with the law, whether this kind of behavior has any ethnic coloration, etc. The summarized conclusions are mainly focused on the need for new legislation which required unless preventive measures should be laid sanctioning measures for parents who allowed their children to fall into conflict with the law.