About the Journal

Welfare states have made well-being one of the main focuses of public policies. Social policies entail, however, complicated, and sometimes almost insurmountable, issues of prioritization, measurement, problem evaluation or strategic and technical decision making concerning aim-setting or finding the most adequate means to ends. Given the pressures to effectiveness it is no wonder that the last several decades have witnessed the imposition of research-based social policies as standard as well as the development of policy-oriented research methodologies. Legitimate social policies are, in this context, more and more dependent on the accurate use of diagnostic methods, of sophisticated program evaluation approaches, of benchmarking and so on. Inspired by this acute interest, our journal aims to host primarily articles based on policy research and methodological approaches of policy topics. Our journal is open to sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, psychologists, statisticians, economists, historians and political scientists. General theoretical papers are also welcomed if do not deviate from the interests stated above. The editors also welcome reviews of books that are relevant to the topics covered in the journal.

Volume 6, Issue 1 July 2015

Kern Craig

Elementary and Secondary Education in America: Using Induction and Correlation to Evaluate Public Policies and Student Outcomes 

Petr Kokaisl, Pavla Kokaislova

Belgian Germans or East-Belgians? 

Yusa Djuyandi

The Professionalism of Indonesian National Army in Civil-Military Relations. A Case Study in General Election 2014 

Naveda Kitchlew, Khuram Shahzad, & Sami Ullah Bajwa

Challenges for Inquiry and Knowledge in Social Construction of Reality

Lawrence Muganga

The Importance of Hermeneutic Theory in Understanding and  appreciating Interpretive Inquiry as a Methodology 

Viorel Proteasa, Mihai Păunescu & Adrian Miroiu

The “Black-Box” of Institutional Scores: Analyzing the Distribution of the Values of the H and G Indexes in Medicine Schools in Romania 

Abhinandan Saikia & Nokleny Angla

In a Fulcrum: Revisiting the Conditions of Manual Scavengers in India 

Claudia Bacter

P. Moule, Making sense of research in nursing, health, and social care, SAGE, 2015, 200 p.

Petru Adrian Pop

Jesson, J.K., Matheson, L., & Lacey, F. M., Doing Your Literature Review. Traditional and Systematic Techniques, London: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2011, 192 p. 

Raluca Buhaș

Pusztai, G., & Ceglédi, T. (Eds.), Professional Calling in Higher Education. Challenges of Teacher Education in the Carpathian Basin, Oradea & Debrecen: Partium Press, Personal Problems Solution, Új Mandátum, 2015, 190 p. 



ISSN (print) 2067-2640
ISSN (electronic) 2068-9861

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