Volume 01 - Issue 02

Paper Title :: An empirical analysis of out-of-pocket payment for health care services in Greece
Author Name :: Constantia Barda
Country :: Greece
Page Number :: 01-06
This study presents insights into the determinants of out-of-pocket payment for healthcare services in Greece. The empirical analysis is based on the estimation of binary logistic regression models Empirical results suggest that consumers are informally paying for healthcare services to speed up their service from the public health care system.
Keywords: out-of-pocket payment, health services, Greece.
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Paper Title :: Chain Governance in Urban Dairying in Tanzania: A Cross-Learning Study on Value Chain Development
Author Name :: Adam Meshack Akyoo || Grace Ronald Makoye (late) || Fredy Timothy Mlyavidoga Kilima || Christopher Frederick Coles || Carolyne Nombo || Zebedayo Samwel Kayanda Mvena || Miraji Ngetti
Country :: Tanzania
Page Number :: 07-23
Tanga city is the most unlikely location to have the most evolved urban milk value chain in Tanzania, being the most North-easterly coastal metropolis in the country, especially when contrasted with an urban milk value chain in cooler environments like Iringa Municipality in the Southern highlands. This is a paradox that has attracted many interests to unravel including this study. Presence of persevering and unrelenting champions has been the cornerstone for achieving this high level of organization on the value chain. The spontaneous upgrading has seen development of a cooperative model that integrates milk production, processing and marketing into a one whole competitive and efficient value chain. These are the qualities that elude the milk value chain in Iringa Municipality. The market concentration figures on Tanga may not be interpreted at face value given the cooperative procurement model which is coordinated under a quasi-vertical integration governance arrangement. Sustainability prospects of both value chains are however challenged by town/city and urban agriculture development policies/regulations that are moving in different directions. Multi-stakeholder initiatives are necessary to address outstanding challenges threatening the industry in Tanga for the sake of city revenue, livelihoods of communities and country development at large..
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Paper Title :: No Place to Hide, Before and After Data(Driven) Journalism
Author Name :: Noel Packard
Country :: New Zealand
Page Number :: 24-36
No Place to Hide,written by Robert O‟Harrow, Jr., an award winning investigative reporter, was published in 2005. Five years later, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, credited with development of the World Wide Web, affirmed that "data journalism," is the future for journalism. In 2014, famed author and investigative reporter, Glenn Greenwald, published, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden the N.S.A. and the U.S. Surveillance State. This comparative qualitative data study briefly analyzes and contrasts two similarly titled books regarding surveillance, written in two different genres, one before the advent of data journalism and one after. O‟Harrow, Jr.‟s and Greenwald‟s books share the same title and address the topic of government and corporate surveillance of U.S. citizens. O‟ Harrow Jr.‟s book uses beat investigative journalismand microanalysis to report on the corporate and government entities thathelp drive forward the advent of "data reporting." Greenwald‟s book is a piece of political, data driven journalism, illustrated with infographics and narrates a "coming out," story about Edward Snowden‟s history making revelations about U.S. government surveillance, that fits the criteria of Sociologist Ken Plummer‟s formulaic methodology for storytelling, as laid out in his book, telling sexual stories(1995).
Keywords: Data journalism, storytelling, beat journalism, surveillance, whistleblowers
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Paper Title :: Bhabani Bhattacharya as an Objective Delineator of Indian Social Reality Succeeding Admirably in Coalescing the Ideological and the Human, Political and the Personal: An Analysis
Author Name :: Dr. S. Chelliah
Country :: India
Page Number :: 37-41
This paper attempts to project Bhabani Bhattacharya as an Indo-Anglian novelist of considerable merit and distinction occupying a significant place in Indian English fiction and as a writer of fiction with a penchant for details, a flair for listing and awareness of social, political and cultural problems. It beautifully colours his wide range of experience in and around the world and his close association with men, and manners through his literary creations which all present a time picture of India and its teaming millions surging with life and substance and reveals how all his writing has a social purpose as he himself is an objective delineator of Indian social reality reflecting in all respects the most vital aspects of Indian life in all its social, political, economic and cultural manifestations.
Keywords: Social and cultural problems wide experience portrayal of India social reality.
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Paper Title :: The socio-political condition depicted in the short story "Aunty Leibaklei"
Author Name :: Dr. Anuradha Nongmaithem
Country :: India
Page Number :: 42-45
The paper is a study of one of the prominent writer of Modern Manipuri literature and the story is selected from Akademi award winning Anthology of Manipuri Short stories The Taste of an Hilsa and Other Stories (2009) by Nongthombam Kunjamohan Singh in Manipuri and translated into English by Thounaojam Ratankumar Singh. The present paper is taken from the English version. The story is simple; it‟s about a woman called Leibaklei. Through the story the author depicts the horrific situation of common people in Manipur. Manipur for the past several decades have been tussling a unique identity with the rest of the mainland India. The socio-political condition is also at the stake. For decade after its merger with the independent India , Manipur is going through a darker phase be it political, social or literature. The paper especially highlights the predicament and helplessness of the common people which are sandwich between insurgencies, the indigenous identity, political conflict and the silent treatment from the centre to name a few. The literary scenario in Manipur is also not praise worthy. The writers are struggling in their own way to depict and project the condition of Manipur. The dilemma over the dual identity of state haunts the writers in Manipur for the past 68 years after its merger because of the distancing of the northeastern region from mainland India.
Keywords: Manipuri, Insurgency, Silence, Women, AFSPA
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