Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Place of subcaste

Caste as a social phenomenon has undergone many changes. The most importantoperative unit that has exemplified caste in its discourse is subcaste ( jati)identity. Both within India and certainly in the diaspora, there is now increasingevidence of the dissolution of subcaste ( jati) identities giving rise to variousother formations of groups replacing the endogamous relationships with otherarbitrary group formations. In this article, I examine some evidence from SouthAfrica, the West Indies an...

Grey street in Durban

In this paper, I wish to explore the life in the mid-19th to 20th century in the Durban-based Indian Casbah andits enduring legacy. In exploring the Casbah life in Durban, I wish to pay special attention to the narratives ofthe people who either were associated with it and had living memories of it, or remember the many storiespassed on to them by their families.1 The central question that I explore in analysing these narratives is:does Casbah in the diaspora enable the diasporic community to...

Andhra Pradhesh Economic and Social Relations

The social relations of castes and their tribal counterparts invarious regions of Andhra are structured on the basis of various economic exchanges, and thestatus of being lower and higher is not necessarily expressed in purity and pollution termsvis-a-vis ritual, but rather on the basis of services and products that they can exchange.Privileging the ritual sphere to explain social relations of castes and tribes, as done by Dumont(1980) and many other later anthropologists (Pfaffenberger 1980)...

Geopolitics of Conflicts Refugees in the Middle East North Africa 1

Geopolitically intertwined and strategically significant refugee policy in the MENA region is frequently analyzed in light of well-documented ethnic, religious, class, and border conflicts. However, the policy is also inexorably linked to the broader geopolitics of the global refugee protection regime and discourse. This article analyzes the complex relationship between geopolitics, domestic political dynamics, and their attendant crises in the MENA region. The complex set of political shockw...

Conflicts and Displacements in Syria Exploring Life Trajectories of Separated minors

This paper explores how unaccompanied refugee children from Syria made their way to destination countries and how they become unaccompanied and the consequences of being unaccompanied. This paper is based on interviews with Syrian child refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and aid workers of international organizations who provide support with child refugees. The long-standing conflict has caused Syrian children to suffer immensely, both physically and psychologically. Data show tha...

THE IMPACT OF MICROFINANCE BANKS ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT This study investigated the impact of microfinance banks on financial inclusion in Nigeria using five selected microfinance banks in Abuja as a case study. The purpose of the study is to examine the impact of micro financing on financial inclusion in Nigeria and to see how other factors surrounding the microfinance banks affects financial inclusion. A likert type questionnaire was used for data collection. A total of 100 respondents were randomly selected as sample for the ...

Cultural feminism

cultural feminism talks about the type of feminism affecting women in regards to women empowerment.Cultural feminism developed from radical feminism. It is an ideology that attempts to revalidate what cultural feminists consider undervalued female attributes. It is also a theory that commends the differences of women from men (Alcoff, 2006). Brooke Williams is credited with introducing the term cultural feminism in 1975 in order to describe the depoliticization of radical feminism (Taylo...

Could 79 People Solarize the U.S. Electric Grid?

Although wealth inequality has many established negatives, this study investigates a potential positive, unprecedented wealth concentration makes it possible for solutions to large and seemingly intractable problems to be deployed by convincing a relatively small number of individuals to invest. In order to probe this potential outcome of inequality, this study quantifies the number of people necessary to radically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global climate destabiliza...

BUDGETING AS A FINANCIAL TOOL FOR MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING IN THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY (A CASE STUDY OF THE NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION)

ABSTRACTBudget is meant to ensure proper planning, controlling and coordinating of activities for effective decision making. Budgets are means of tabulating the projectional inflows and outflows of any organization in order to map out plans to be achieved at a specified period of time.A well prepared budget gives room for easy control of resources made available for the extension of al activities planned for a transport organization. This study was conducted to examine budgeting as a financia...

EXPLORING THE SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP IN NIGERIA

Notwithstanding the unstable nature of Nigeria economy small business owners created approximately 32 million jobs and contribute almost 45% to the nations GDP. However, startup small businesses fail at rate over 80% the first five years. Guide by theory of constraints, the purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to explore survival strategies required by some small business owners to sustain business in Nigeria beyond 5 years. Data collection was through semi-structured inter...

Exploring Factors That Influence Consumer Loyalty to Automobile Dealerships in New York

Customer attrition has severe effects on profitability and organizations incur high costs acquiring new customers while existing ones generates more profits. However, when an organization reduces customer quitting by 5%, it raises profits by 2-8% (Khan & Rizwan, 2014). Previous studies gave much attention to factors of customer loyalty such as product quality and customer satisfaction but none have qualitatively explored the factors relative to automobile dealerships businesses in New Yor...

The Struggle of an African Girl Child published copy 2017 sept

This book is a work of true life story. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the real life story phenomenon. The names are assumed for protection of the actual characters involved. Any resemblance to actual names or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. 

Basic Life Skills Required by Girl-Children to Overcome Adversities of Polygamy in Etsako Nigeria

Abstract Polygamous adversity combined with factors like gender discrimination and early marriages results to lowered female literacy and quality of life. This phenomenon extensively impacts the population and societies throughout Etsako west Nigeria. Intent of this study was to explore skills that enabled girl-children overcome polygamous adversities and succeed to acquire higher education. Semi-structured interviews with 15 women of polygamous backgrounds who succeeded to acquire high ...

Small Business Startup Funding for Youth Employment in Nigeria

Abstract Jobs are generated by initiating and growing small businesses within underdeveloped economies. Unemployment among youths is a critical problem confronting Nigeria (Nwogwugwu & Irechukwu, 2015). Unemployment leads to less growth and a drop-in consumer spending. Increased unemployment generates lowered business output. Unemployment results in welfare loss from lowered output, income, and wellbeing which hinder social progress of nations. Nevertheless, unemployed youths with small ...

AN EVALUATION OF NIGERIAN ARMY COUNTER TERRORISM STRATEGIES IN NORTH EASTERN STATE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe aim of this research work is to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of Nigeria Army counter terrorism strategies in North-Eastern state of Nigeria, a case study of Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in Borno State from 2011 - 2018. As the Boko Haram terrorist group wages war on a widening range of targets in Nigeria, the inefficiency of the government has been starkly revealed – along with the urgent need for deep-cutting political and socio-economic reforms to counter a growing sen...


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