Subscribe : Newsletter
Name
Email

March 2014 Volume 22nd . Number 1. ISSN :2305-4557

Title

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT (LAKIP) IN HUMAN RESOURCES QUALITY IMPROVEMENT REFORM ON LOCAL STAFFING AGENCY IN PURWOREJO REGENCY

Author

Meyndah Rahayu Mawarningtyas, Dr. Selamat Jalaludin & Dr. Suhajar Diantoro

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-010    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

Phenomena of Government Performance Accountability Report is the government's efforts in achieving good governance. Performance reports provide information and measurement of performance during the fiscal year to be accounted in real terms to the public. This study aims to determine the effectiveness LAKIP value in achieving the goals and objectives of Local Staffing Agency in Purworejo District. This is the basis for the authors take the title "THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT ON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF HR APPARATUS IN LOCAL STAFFING AGENCY IN PURWOREJO DISTRICT".
  

The method that used in this topic is exploratory method with an inductive approach. The primary data sourced from observations and interviews, while secondary data sources obtained by a literature search of normative rules and theories that support the writing. Data analysis was performed by using the technique of data reduction, data display, and conclusion.

       
Based on the above conclusion on the effectiveness of the study and discussion of performance report of Local Staffing Agency in Purworejo District, that report has not been effective as a performance reporting documents for the information and assessment of performance, especially in target Quality Improvement of HR Apparatus is still much that needs to be fixed. Various factors caused the lack of effectiveness, so that outcomes such as improved performance for the existence of performance reports can not be maximal.

 

Keyword

effectiveness, Government Performance Accountability Report, quality improvement  of HR apparatus

 

 

Title

“CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS” REVISITED IN THE ERA
OF ARAB REVOLUTIONS

Author

Assist. Prof. Devrim Ümit

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 018-030    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

Tunisian Revolution, starting out in December 17, 2010 with Muhammad Buazizi’s, who was a 26 years old high school dropout having to support his extended family of eight as a street vendor, setting himself on fire in front of a local municipal building in the protest of mistreatment by local police officers and physical harassment and humiliation by a municipal officer and her aides, incited protests and uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region heralding the era of Arab Revolutions, populary coined as “Arap Spring,” with a participation from all walks of like regardless of age, gender, occupation, social strata, and political standing, yet with youth domination and active use of the social media.   Since the coinage has mistakenly minimized the radical transformation that the entire region has been going through in ethnic, geographic, and social terms, it would be noteworthy reminding the “Green Movement” led by the youth in Iran in 2009 protesting the Presidential elections held in June the same year and even the earlier youth demonstrations of North African, particularly the Algerian, background in the suburban areas of Paris in 2005 and 2006 respectively as the early harbingers of this new era for the MENA region.  Furthermore, it would be appropriate to conceive the Arap Revolutions in the context of belated arrival of the waves of democratization from Eastern Europe to the region, including Tunus, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen, more than twenty years after the breakdown of the Berlin Wall, symbol of the Cold War, in 1989 followed by the toppling of the Stalinist regimes one after another in Eastern Europe and by the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991.  Given the fact that those mass protests and uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East did not remain confine to the region, but similar demonstrations took place in capital and various big cities of Europe such as Madrid and Athens mainly for economic reasons and in the United States such as New York City where the “Occupy the Wall Street” movement, led by the youth for economic and social inequalities and corruption as well as for the influence of corporations on governments, stirred a chain of similar “occupy movements” in many other cities in the country while displaying solidarity with the Arap uprisings have underlined the global nature of the Arab Revolutions, which burst out to demand the very basic universal human rights such as bread, freedom, and human dignity.  These developments put the popular thesis of Samuel Huntington in dispute that the international affairs in the post Cold war period would be determined by cultures rather than ideologies and that the clashes would take place among civilizations based on identity and culture.  Therefore, this presentation will look into the ongoing revolutionary process in North Africa and the Middle East within the thesis and anti thesis of clash of civilizations.

 

Keyword

clash of civilizations, alliance of civilizations, Arab revolutions, Middle East, universal culture

 

 

Title

PERCEPTION OF PROCEDURAL JUSTICE ON ORGANISATIONAL COMMITMENT OF SURVIVORS' OF LAYOFFS IN SELECTED ORGANISATIONS IN GHANA

Author

Edward Abasimi & Samuel Atindanbila,Charlotte O. Kwakye-Nuako

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 031-047    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

This research examined how perception of procedural justice relates to organisational commitment of survivors of layoffs. It also examined the effects of locus of control and self esteem on perception of procedural justice. Two hundred and nineteen (219) participants (Survivors of layoffs) were made to complete survey items on perceived procedural justice, locus of control, self-esteem and organisational commitment. Pearson Product- Moment correlation, Hierarchical Multiple regression and independent t- test analysis of results revealed that perceived procedural justice was significantly positively related to affective commitment but did not relate to normative  and continuance commitment. Internals were also found to perceive significantly higher procedural justice than externals and finally, self-esteem positively predicted procedural justice. The findings of the current study have practical implications for managing downsizing in organisations. These implications have been discussed.

 

Keyword

procedural justice, layoffs, survivors, internals, externals

 

 

Title

THE ANALYSIS ON POLICY OF ANNUAL FLOOD DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN SINGKIL DISTRICT OF ACEH SINGKIL REGENCY OF ACEH PROVINCE.

Author

Dr. Suhajar Diantoro
Fauzan Hidayat

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 048-059    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

The title of this research is THE ANALYSIS ON POLICY OF ANNUAL FLOOD DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN SINGKIL DISTRICT OF ACEH SINGKIL REGENCY OF ACEH PROVINCE. This research intends to answer the problems: the causal factors of disasters, obstacles encountered in flood disaster management, and policy strategies flood disaster in Singkil District of Aceh Singkil Regency.
This study uses an exploratory research design with an inductive approach, the informants consisted of: The Apparatus of District and Local Government, Community Leaders and communities affected by flooding. The obtained data that processed and analyzed using the stages of data reduction, data display and data verification.
For the purposes of data analysis, the author used the theory of Policy Analysis and normative rules related to the object and the subject under study (The Law of Disaster Management, along with the rules of  the procedure).
Based on the results of data and analysis processing, obtained a description: 1. Flood Disaster Relief Efforts in Singkil District  has not been optimalized yet because they are still incidental and focused at the stage of post- disaster and emergency response; 2 . There are several major factors causing annual floods in Singkil District; 3. it is necessary to create policies and prevention programs, whether they are prevention, intervention and recovery. Referring to the data analysis, the authors suggest: 1. It is needed a strict policy in granting permission for the conversion of forest land clearing; 2. It is needed a strict sanctions for perpetrators of forest encroachment; 3. Optimization of coordination between the local government with Muspida elements related encroachment prevention; 4. Optimization of socialization to the community about the importance of participating, and environmental conscious; 5. It is needed a range of policies in the form of further elaboration Qanun Act 24 of 2007; 6. Minimization of dependency on the government funds to boost preventive efforts the pre-disaster phase.

 

Keyword

 

 

 

Title

EXPLORING WRITER IDENTITY IN STUDENTS’ EXPLANATORY TEXTS

Author

Dini Hadiani.,S.Pd., M.Pd

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 060-066    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

The paper investigates the application of Halliday’s theory of transitivity, and mood and modality in revealing identity in students’ scientific text.  This study used a case study research design which employed the documentation of students’ scientific texts as data collection technique. There were 23 students involved in this study. The results indicate: first, in terms of transitivity, it is found that the students applied passive voice, and also relational and material processes in teir texts. Second, regarding the mood and modality, it is found that the application of declarative mood is dominant, and the use of deontic modality denoting obligation positions the writers as a relatively certain and knowledgeable in the specific academic community. The findings suggest that the students are able to identify themselves in a discourse community they are engaging in.

 

Keyword

writer identity, explanatory texts, texts analyses

 

 

Title

UNDERSTANDING THE TUAREG’S STRUGGLE IN MALI:
FROM THE REBELLION OF AUTONOMY TO REBELLION OF SECESSION

Author

Adebayo E. Adeyemi & Mahmoud N. Musa

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-010    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

The Paper provides an overview of the Tuareg rebellion in Northern Mali viz-a-viz the underlying factors and forces that constituted the root causes of the recurrent conflicts in the country including an assessment of the role climate change plays as threat multiplier in exacerbating the conflict. Tracing the dynamics of the insurgency from the initial struggle for autonomy to the recent rebellion of secession, it argues that what was accountable for the recurrent nature of the rebellion was the inability of the successive Malian Administrations to find definitive solutions to the numerous challenges confronting the Tuaregs. In this regard, the Paper concludes that as long as these challenges are left unaddressed, they would continue to fuel and fan the embers of discord in the region.


 

Keyword

 

 

 

Title

THE EFFECT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LICENSING POLICIES OF GRANITE MINING TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF  ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN KARIMUN DISTRICT OF RIAU ISLANDS PROVINCE

Author

Dr. Suhajar Diantoro

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-026    Vol 22. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract
    1. Background of the Problem

Riau Islands Province has extensive land, potential natural resources, quite a lot of labor, fair wages, cultural richness, political  and security stability, but the infrastructure is still limited and less skilled labor. Long before standing Riau Islands Province, Riau province has worked SIJORI (Singapore, Johor and Riau) which aims to accelerate economic growth, open a business, expanding employment, realizing equitable development and increase incomes. Riau, especially the islands, are expected to take advantage of an abundance of fast-growing economic activities in Singapore through the relocation of industry, spur development, increase investment in export-oriented industrial activities. Thus, it can be said that the cooperation of SIJORI is essentially the breakthrough of Riau Provincial Government at that time in accelerating the growth of the development.

...........................................................

 

Keyword