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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences

Sep 30, 2014 Volume 41, Number

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Child Sacrifice: Myth or Reality?

    Paul Bukuluki, Makerere University, Uganda

    The paper makes an effort to define, contextualise and present cases of child sacrifice and some of its drivers. It argues that child mutilation and sacrifice is not a myth but rather an emerging... More

    pp. 1-11

  2. The African Conception of Sacrifice and its Relationship with Child Sacrifice

    Paul Bukuluki & Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu, Makerere University, Uganda

    Although the practice of human sacrifice is not new in the mythology around sacrifice in Africa, the practice of child mutilation and sacrifice at least in Uganda was just spoken about as fairytale... More

    pp. 12-24

  3. Tracing Tradition: A Case Study of Child Sacrifice in Uganda

    Abigail McCrary, International Training Development Studies, Uganda

    In the past decade, there has been an emergence in the practice of child ritual murders, which have surged in prevalence since 2006. An issue which effects both urban and rural areas of the country... More

    pp. 25-38

  4. The Judeo-Christian Concept of ‘Sacrifice’ and Interpretation of Human Sacrifice in Uganda

    Paddy Musana, Makerere University, Uganda

    There is today a marked increase of reports on human sacrifice especially in the media and police. Accounting for these actions have been difficult given the secrecy that surrounds it especially... More

    pp. 39-52

  5. The Economic Aspects of Human and Child Sacrifice

    Peter Rwagara Atekyereza, Makerere University, Uganda; Justin Ayebare, St. Lawrence University, Uganda; Paul Bukuluki, Makerere University, Uganda

    The understanding of child sacrifice requires the broader understanding of the history, context of and rationale for the concept of sacrifice in all its forms including human sacrifice.... More

    pp. 53-65

  6. Psychosocial Problems among Survivors and Suggested Interventions for Coping with Child Sacrifice in Uganda

    Ronald Luwangula, Paul Bukuluki & Justus Twesigye, Makerere University, Uganda

    Child sacrifice remains a profound challenge to human socio-cultural rights. The increasing problem manifests in several dimensions. It results to death of some children, disappearance of others,... More

    pp. 66-77

  7. Responses to Child Sacrifice in Uganda

    Peter K. Byansi, Nkozi University, Uganda; Agatha Kafuko, Makerere University, Uganda; Anselm Wandega, ANPPCAN, Uganda; Paul Bukuluki, Makerere University, Uganda

    This paper reflects on the various interventions and responses that were mounted in response to the problem of child sacrifice. The paper asks and seeks answers to three basic questions: What were ... More

    pp. 78-91

  8. Child Sacrifice in Uganda: Adequacy of Existing Legal Provision

    Walakira Eddy & Philippa Bogere, Makerere University, Uganda

    This article highlights the various incidences of child sacrifice in the country and the legislation in place. It also argues that despite the legislation in place, the incidence of child sacrifice... More

    pp. 92-101

  9. Association between Career Program, Support for Career Development and Commitment with Career Choice

    Azman Ismail, Nurrul Hayati Adnan & Wan Aishah Wan Mohd Nowalid, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia; Nurhafizah Mohd Sukor, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia; Asmuni Ab Ghani, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

    This study assesses the association between career program, support for career development and commitment with career choice. Self-report questionnaires were used to collect data from university... More

    pp. 102-112

  10. Investigating the Effects of Islamic Banking Contracts on Economic Growth of Iran

    Mohammad Javad Mohagheghniya, Faramarz Khalighi & Ahmad Bakhtiyari, Allameh Tabataba’I University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This paper has aimed to investigate the effects of Islamic banking loans thereby different contracts which are permitted by sharia on GDP of Iran during (2000 to 2010) with seasonal data. In this... More

    pp. 113-122

  11. Constructive-Feedback: An Educational District Forma Theory to Practice in ELF Teacher Education

    Delaram Pourmandnia, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Behnam Behfrouz, Payam Noor University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The aim of this study is to familiarize the readers with some key and basic issues about feedback which is an educational district these days, in a coherent and tangible manner. In this paper,... More

    pp. 123-137

  12. Distortion of Marxism in Duong Thu Huong’s <i>Novel Without A Name</i> and Kim Echlin’s <i>The Disappeared</i>

    Wen Lee Ng & Manimangai Mani, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    In Novel Without A Name (1996) and The Disappeared (2010), the brutalities of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian Civil War are depicted vividly. The implementation of suspect Marxist... More

    pp. 138-149

  13. Relationship of Training and Education with Employee Performance in Financial Institutions

    Nabila Khan & Naveed Ahmad, Indus International Institute DG-Khan, Pakistan; Nadeem Iqbal, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan; Najeeb Haider, Ghazi University, Pakistan

    The aim of this study is to investigate the training that has positive impact on employees’ performance and productivity. This paper is quantitative in nature. Data for the paper have been... More

    pp. 150-156

  14. The Political Dimension of Byron’s “An Ode to the Framers of the Frame Bill”

    Savo Karam, Lebanese University, Lebanon

    Byron‘s major poems, such as Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Don Juan, and others, are unmistakably flavored with political satire. It is therefore puzzling that a number of literary critics,... More

    pp. 157-164

  15. Risk and Financial Management Practice in the Construction Sector in Nigeria, System Thinking Perspective

    Samuel B. Ekung, University of Salford, United Kingdom

    Risk and financial management of construction projects have been widely studied using different approaches and systems. Three basic frontiers underpin project management research in this area:... More

    pp. 165-175

  16. The Standard of Axes in Ontology of Communication

    Jozef Novak-Marcincin, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia (Slovak Republic); Daniela Gîfu, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania; Adrian Nicolescu, University of Craiova, Romania

    An ontology together with a set of individual instances of classes constitutes a knowledge base. In reality, there is a fine line where the ontology ends and the knowledge base begins. For the... More

    pp. 176-183

  17. The Effect of Fiscal Shock on Inflation and Economic Growth in Developing Countries

    Mohsen Mehrara, Mohammadreza Masoumib & Fatemeh Barkhi, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This paper examines the effect of fiscal policy on economic growth and inflation by using government expenditure and taxes. For this purpose, selected data from developing countries is used for the... More

    pp. 184-191

  18. The Effectiveness of Online and On-to-One Tutoring in the Writing Center on the Students’ Achievement: A Multiple Case Study

    Wessam Al Chibani, Notre Dame University – Louaize, Lebanon

    The Writing Center at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) is a place where students can improve and develop their writing skills by working one-on-one with tutors. This study compares between the... More

    pp. 192-197