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January 2015 Volume 30 . Number 1. ISSN :2305-4557

 

Title

LEGAL IMPLICATION ON THE PHENOMENA OF FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN ELECTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEMOCRACY VALUES

Author

Bayi Priyono

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-029    Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

Implementation of direct elections is an important part in decentralization process, which will provide strategic role to the incumbent in the development of democratic life, justice, equity, public welfare, maintaining a harmonious relationship with the central and others local governments to keep the unity of the Republic of Indonesia. The same phenomenon occurs in the large family circle of a political figure. The figures popularity has brought their relatives to become known by the public.Their behavior was followed by the public, so that when the figure no longer in charge because of age, length of service or passed away. Then the person in those figure circles is qualifiedly considered to replace him. Political dynasty (dynasty politics) can simply be defined as the exercise of power in which members of the family (relatives Family) given and / or get a position in the power structure. Thus, power is only divided to and distributed among relatives, and families. Facts in the legislative elections of 2009 and 2014, many of the relatives of local and national political elites who stormed seats in the DPR, DPD, the mayor and the governor wants to take over the power to continue relaying their parents dynasty. Political world increasingly characterized by the strengthening of oligarchies and monarchies in the government institutions.
Specifications in this research study conducted by normative juridical approach, to test and review of secondary data. Regarding the used of normative juridical approach, then the research conducted through two stages literature studies and field research that merely support, data analysis used is the juridical qualitative analysis, the obtained data, then arranged in a systematic, comprehensive and integrated to achieve clarity issues to be discussed.
Research results show that political dynasty in the local area would be more dangerous when it turn into political culture, which it will strengthen fraction citizens and make the most of the others become marginalized due to not have a bargaining position in political decision making. Democracy opened the door for many people to not only have the right to vote, but also feel they have the right to be elected as local officials. Unfortunately they felt their relatives also have a right to be elected in the government, this is what happens in many local areas. It is better for Indonesia to have a legislation that arrange a candidate in a governments position may not have marital, straight line up, down, and sideways relations unless there is an interval of at least one periods of the position.

 

Keyword

Election, Democracy, political dynasty.

 

 

Title

PERFORMANCE LECTURER’S COMPETENCE AS THE QUALITY ASSURANCE

Author

Drs. H. Akbar Ali

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 030-045    Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

The quality assurance system is a management system to direct and control an organization in making a policy, target, plan, and quality process and procedure and also its continual improvement implementation, which consist an organization structure, responsibility, processes, procedure and resources which are used to reach the standard which has been settled based on stakeholders and organization’s need and requirements. The quality assurance in an organization is an internal and external demand. The quality assurance is a routine task and has to be done continually and it is not an ad hoc activity. A lecturer’s competence is a lecturer’s ability in implementing his obligation appropriately. In this case, the lecturer’s competence will have an impact to lecturer’s performances and achievement and will give a contribution to a quality of a university and its alumni.
A lecturer’s performance will give a big impact to the education implementation effectively. A lecturer’s performance as an educator should be accomplished effectively so that it will be able to support the dynamic and effectiveness of education process.

 

Keyword

Performance Lecturer’s Competence,  Quality Assurance Lecturer

 

 

Title

 ISLAMIC EDUCATION MILESTONE OF MORALITY: AN ANALYSIS

Author

Rashidah Nawmy and Dr. M. A. Mannan

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 046-051    Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam (Al-Quran, 3:19). Allah sent down all his Messengers in this worldly life to build up human life based on Islamic Ideology. From Adam to Muhammad (saw) Allah gave them revealed knowledge. Revealed knowledge was their main foundation of teaching. Man is the best creation of Allah because of knowledge. Allah declared in the holy Quran, and He taught Adam the names of all things, then he placed them before the angels and said “Tell me the names of these if you are right” (Al-Quran, 2:31). Our Prophet (saw) saved the ignorance people of Arabia from the all kinds of evil activities and bad character by the Holy Quran that is guidance for all human being and there is no doubt. It is important here, when Muhammad (saw) curious mind was searching for the truth then the lord of the universe, favored him with his blessing the first revelation of the Quran: “Read in the name of your lord who created man from a cloning substance. Read and your lord is the most generous who taught by the pen. Taught man what he did not know. (Al-Quran, 96:1-5). By this revelation, Muhammad (saw) saved the humanity and established peaceful society among the feuding Arab. In this paper I will try my best to prove only Islamic education systems can save the humanity and establish excellent society that very much essential in this curtail world.

Keyword

Islam, Education, Milestone, Morality.

 

 

Title

ANALYSIS OF INTERPERSONAL METAFUNCTION IN PUBLIC SPEECHES: A CASE STUDY OF NELSON MANDELA’S PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION SPEECH

Author

Shakila Nur

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 052-063    Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

By analyzing Nelson Mandela’s presidential inauguration speech at Pretoria on May 10, 1994 , this paper tries to conceptualize how interpersonal metafunction within the theoretical framework of Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) (a form of grammatical description originated by Michael Halliday) investigates into a language from a social semiotic approach. The analysis involved differences in the distribution of mood, modality, personal pronoun and other lexical features. The findings reveal that the architecture of Mandela’s speech achieved his political purpose as well as fulfilled its interpersonal meaning not only by corresponding with its lexico-grammmar but also by considering the contextual factors such as the need to reflect the economic and socio-political situation of the country at that time.

 

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Title

LOWELL’S POEM “FOR THE UNION DEAD”: THE CHRONICLE OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE

Author

Mohammad Tajuddin

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 064-077   Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

The paper explores the relationship between the public events and the poet’s private issues as presented by Lowell in his poem, “For the Union Dead”. Robert Lowell is the most prolific writer of 20th century America. His poem “For the Union Dead” perhaps, is one of the best poems in the 20th century English literature. The supreme poem of Lowell’s career, it is a brilliant fusion of the public and the private themes. Written in free verse, the poem, through different shifting and vivid images of the past and the present, through telegraphic language or rather compressed sentences, contrasts Lowell’s own debased time with the lively and glorious picture of the ideal past of America. In contrast to the debased and devalued picture of the 20th century America of which Lowell was a part or witness, Lowell presents the picture of an ideal past, upon reflecting mainly on a Civil War Memorial dedicated to a civil war Martyr, Colonel Gould Shaw with his “Niggers” soldiers, who sacrificed their lives during the Civil war (1861-65) for great and noble causes or dreams such as equality, economic and racial freedom and unity of the United States of America. But during Lowell’s time people grew selfish due to growing materialism in the 20th century America. Due to the lack of values and ideals, society and the civilization, as Lowell deemed, turned into a sick and decayed entity which was doomed to annihilation. So while presenting a debased picture of history and contemporary America, Lowell also expressed his troubled historical vision and deep private sorrows of mind in the poem, with a sense of loss and nostalgia. The unruly historical forces -- that changed his own town Boston in particular and overall America—created a negative attitude in Lowell’s mind towards history. He was dismayed and shocked at the materialistic change which he thought of as the ominous phenomenon, and not as a sign of development. This paper aims at exploring the issue of the poet’s private mind and its drama with the public affairs in order to understand how Lowell saw his debased time through his historical awareness, along with his own private vision, and produced, at the same time, a note of criticism of the unruly change of history and public events that, according to Lowell, resulted in nothing but unethical materialism and commercialism.

 

Keyword

For the Union Dead, Gould Shaw, Civil war history, change, Public and private mind, sense of loss, nostalgia, materialism and commercialism

 

 

Title

THE PHILOSOPHY OF EXISTENTIALISTIC MEANINGLESSNESS IN THE NOVEL, FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN  BY ANITA DESAI

Author

Md. Nazmul Huda

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 078-086    Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

Existentialism, a quite contemporary dogma apparent in the philosophical and literary work of Sartre was much in vogue in the European literature dating back from mid-twentieth century. This timely dogma started setting its roots in literature since Sartre set up an association between literature and philosophy in his writings. Existentialism dealing greatly with the alienated trepidation, preposterousness, prejudice, escapism, over-attraction for liberation, started becoming the subject matter of almost all the writer of the modern age irrespective of age, race, geographical location, etc. As an avant-grade novelist, Anita Desai also didn’t hesitate to exhibit her strong obsession, fascination, and inclination for this doctrine in most of her novels. But the present study limits its discussion to one of her most remarkable existentialist novels, Fire on the Mountain.....................................................

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Title

ERRORS IN THE USE OF  ENGLISH PREPOSITION BY THE BENGALI LEARNERS OF ENGLISH: A CASE STUDY

Author

Md. Absar Uddin, Mohammed Sarwar Alam,

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 087-091   Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

The paper makes an attempt  to describe the error in the use of English prepositions by the Bangla language learners based on speaker’s L1 interferences, L2 intraferences, teaching ways and learning strategies. The paper also has pedagogical implications to teach prepositions to Bangla native speakers in order to eliminate the errors based on the problems found by the researchers.

 

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Title

The Perception of Sojourners on Indonesian Culture and Way of Life
A case study of international students taking a short course in indonesia

Author

Hendi Pratama, Ryan Marina

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 092-104  Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

Sojourners are international students who live in Indonesia for a limited period. This study aims to answer the following questions: (1) what is the perception of the sojourners to the Indonesian culture and Indonesian way of life relative to their past experience; and (2) what is their general level of satisfaction during their stay in Indonesia? The subjects of the study are ten sojourners taking short course at Semarang State University who filled out 15 open-ended questions. Based on the findings, the sojourners have mixed perception towards Indonesian culture and way of life. However, their general level of satisfaction is quite high.

Keyword

soujourners, perception, culture, way of life

 

Title

EMPLOYEE VOICE AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN ISLAM: A DISCUSSION TOWARDS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR

Author

Nur Husna Mohd. Hussain, Shah Rollah Abdul Wahab , Lily Suriani Mohd. Arif

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 105-110  Vol 30. No. 1 -- 2015
Abstract

The objective of this article is to discuss on different views of employee voice. The discussion is based on studies conducted by scholars from the mainstream and Islamic perspectives. In this article, voice is associated with freedom of expression in Islam. Besides that, the discussion is linked with employee engagement and focusing on academics in the education sector. As changes in the working environment occur, academics are reported to experience job burnout, turnover intention, stress and so forth. Management has to investigate on this issue and further identify on factors which contributes to develop an engaged workforce. The understanding on employee engagement will further assist in strategic implementations to overcome issues on turnover intention, stress and employee well-being. Previous studies have highlighted the important role of employee voice towards enhancing employee engagement. This article will further discuss the role of employee voice in developing engagement among employees.

Keyword

Employee voice, Freedom of Expression, Employee engagement