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December 2016 Volume 46th . Number 1. ISSN :2305-4557

 

 

Title

ISLAND ECONOMIES AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF A SMALL ISLAND TOWARD THE REGIONAL ECONOMY IN TAIWAN

Author

Chih-Liang Chao, Wei-Lin Chen

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-011    Vol 46. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

Xiao-liu-qiu Island is famous for its coral formations, abundant natural tourism resources, and easy-going culture in Taiwan. These attributes have attracted great numbers of tourists year after year. The aim of this study was to estimate the contribution attributable to tourism spending in Xiao-liu-qiu Island’s economy to its administrative region. In doing so, the use of a regional input-output model that can create multiplier estimates is required to examine the economic impact of tourism. In addition to employing secondary data, an interview questionnaire was also utilized. The results of the survey pointed out that tourists spent most of their money on ‘accommodation, food & beverage’ and ‘transportation’ in Xiao-liu-qiu Island. Almost 300,000 tourists visiting Xiao-liu-qiu Island spent US$ 29,399,570.38 in 2012, and created a further US$ 113,184,172.74 in the economic value. Furthermore, the economic effects for all sectors were also estimated. According to our results, policy suggestions and further research recommendations are given.

Keyword

Input-Output Analysis, Offshore Island Development, Multiplier Effects, Regional Level, Tourist Spending

 

 

Title
POST-MODERNISM AND DAKWAH
Author

Muhammad Ishaq Shamad, Astuti

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 015-019    Vol 46. No. 1 -- 2016
Abstract

Postmodernism had penetrated into the whole society including dakwah. Postmodernity refers to the emerging era, an era in which we live, an age where postmodernism influence our society, including Islamic society. The objective of this writing is to explore the signs of cultural expressions and dimensions of dakwah to future generations in the era of postmodernism and find out the evidence of the new paradigm of dakwah is being invaded people's lives today. The result of this writing showed that dakwah in post modernism has several purposes:(1)the conceptualization of the value of the teachings of Islam according logic all levels of the ummah and society as a reflection of the ideal goal of dakwah, (2) a proper understanding of the objective reality of the life of mankind and society at large, (3) make the objective interests of the ummah and society as a starting point formulation of objective purpose of dakwah. Meanwhile postmodernism includes more than just an intellectual atmosphere. Postmodernism's rejection of rationality embodied in many dimensions of the community now. Postmodernism has managed to unite two different worlds, namely professional and popular. These two words needed in doing dakwah to the post modern community.

Keyword dakwah, post modernism