Year 2013, Issue 4

Date published

18.12.2013

Table of content

  • Kamen Kamenov
    Self-awareness and Behaviour within Social Structures
    JEL: Z19
    Summary: The article closely reviews the structural components of self-awareness self-observation, self-analysis, and self-control. A connection has been made between an individuals self-awareness, their past and future and their... The article closely reviews the structural components of self-awareness self-observation, self-analysis, and self-control. A connection has been made between an individuals self-awareness, their past and future and their potential at present. The importance of the value system to an individuals morals and conscience has been analysed, as well as the way they react in different situations. Self-awareness is also reviewed in terms of laws governing the order followed by social processes. In conclusion, a set of ten rules has been synthesized which might be helpful in the pursuit of self-control and self-analysis.
  • N. Kravchuk
    Divergence and Convergence in Global Development
    JEL: F01, F02
    Summary: From a conceptual point of view, this research is dedicated to one of the most disputed problems in the methodology of contemporary intersystem transformations systematic balance ambiguity, or the divergence convergence of... From a conceptual point of view, this research is dedicated to one of the most disputed problems in the methodology of contemporary intersystem transformations systematic balance ambiguity, or the divergence convergence of global development. From a compositional point of view, research on this topic has consisted of two main directions: (1) an analysis of global development asymmetry that has activated gravitational processes in geoeconomic space; and (2) a direction that focuses on the profound study of the causes for heterogeneity in geo-economic space and divergence in global development under the influence of gravitational factors of nature on the endog-enous-exogenous axis. Empirical analyses have revealed systemic determinants of gravitational processes in geo-economic space, a geo-strategic matrix of divergence in global development has been constructed, and Ukrainian geo-strategic positions in geo-economic space regarding the projection of problems in global intersystem transformations have been outlined. The hypothesis that the level of gravitational charge grows under conditions involving the deepening of global development asymmetries has been proved.
  • Plamen Yordanov
    Possibilities for Improving the Mechanism of Pensions Indexation for Employment in Bulgaria
    JEL: H55
    Summary: Upgrading (updating) pension payments is the process of adjusting their amount in accordance with the current parameters of the socioeconomic development of society in proportion to accumulated social security rights and using the... Upgrading (updating) pension payments is the process of adjusting their amount in accordance with the current parameters of the socioeconomic development of society in proportion to accumulated social security rights and using the correct set of principles, indicators, benchmarks, standards and mechanisms. Too often, however, achieving and maintaining a desired level of income and standard of living for pensioners is considered only from the perspective of underlying social patterns, without considering the specifics of the accumulation and transformation of social rights in the actual pension payments. The purpose of this paper is to highlight some guidelines for improving the mechanism for updating pension payments in Bulgaria based on a comparative analysis of the practice of updating pensions in social security systems in some European countries.
  • Andrey Pochtovyuk
    Issues with Reforming Higher Education in Ukraine
    JEL: I 21
    Summary: Urgency of this research: Relevant research in educational processes has increased as society realises that the transition to an information society where knowledge acts as the main social value increases the importance of the... Urgency of this research: Relevant research in educational processes has increased as society realises that the transition to an information society where knowledge acts as the main social value increases the importance of the possession of an highly intellectual personality capable not only of perceiving earlier accumulated scientific knowledge, but also of generalising, analysing, creating new advanced information technologies, services and products. Therefore preparation of the modern professionally qualified engineer for work in enterprises is an important component of the development of the national economy.
  • Andrey Burachenko
    Nature and Mechanisms of State Fiscal Policy
    JEL: 30, 39
    Summary: This article investigates the points of view of outstanding scientists-economists on the role and place of fiscal policy in the state. It is devoted to the different approaches and to the interpretation of finance and financial... This article investigates the points of view of outstanding scientists-economists on the role and place of fiscal policy in the state. It is devoted to the different approaches and to the interpretation of finance and financial science in Western and former Soviet states. The structure of the mechanism of fiscal policy is proposed. Also the use of macroeconomic regulation financial instruments is argued for.