International Scientific Journal
Sheshi i Flamurit, Rruga Muze
Issue 16 of Academicus ISJ comes as a diversified bouquet of topics and fields of research, while signing once again a increased scientific level of analysis and results with a valid capacity of serving as a strong basis of findings in further research in their respective fields.
The volume starts with a deep reflection on “The Estrangement of Youth and the Quest for a different Society” by Franco Ferrarotti, who poses in the attention of the readers and social researchers the need for any contestation or countercultural movement to develop as a rational project. Ferrarotti suggests that analysing violence, might help visibility, but, cannot go further than self-gratifying narcissism, incapable to produce positive results, even less to satisfy the request of present day youth for a different, more open society.
“The Role of Interreligious and Interfaith Dialogue in the Post-Secular World” represents a serious intent to argue on the role and consequences that religion plays in current global politics and events. The authors of the paper Biljana Popovska, Zhanet Ristoska and Pablo Payet deal with the general concept of dialogue and explores it from an interreligious and interfaith point of view, by providing examples of what European Union has been doing in that respect.
The young researcher in Law, Agathi Nano in her article “The integrity of persons elected, appointed or exercising public functions”, deals in this issue with the “decriminalisation” law in Albania of persons elected, appointed or exercising public functions. By going through a spectral analysis of the law and its intents, the author gives suggestions of how the sensitivity aspects and practices must be considered and handled, while applying the law.
Roberto Cipriani in its work “State, Nation, and Sociology” reflects over the fact that the sociological science must be employed in the amelioration of society. He argues over the connections between the intellectual climate of a nation and the success of sociology. The author than analyses the establishment of new electronic journals, regional and national associations and sociological societies and the new range of interests and professional specialization which is definitively changing our societies.
As a reflection between constitutional, legal aspects and political implications comes the work of Gentian Skara, who analyses EULEX mission in Kosovo, by considering it as an exporter of rule of law. The paper represents a good intent to explore how and to what extent, EULEX has promoted rule of law in Kosovo.
Enrico Gandolfi introduces in this volume of Academicus ISJ “Gaming mirrors at play through ludic data-selves”, a structured research on data-self technology in digital entertainment with a clear social focus on topics like identity and role. By considering the fact that data-selves can serve as promising self-revealing tools toward personal identities and narrations and the important outcomes of this research, the author introduces the need for further researches to deepen its scope and range of application.
Michele Marsonet deals with his preferred philosophical topic, that of Pragmatism by introducing a scientific point of view in the analysis of “Pragmatism and Evolutionary Epistemology”. The duality between trial-and-error” search procedure and the explanatory theories that perform well in prediction and the guidance of applications compounds the core elements of this analysis.
Videogames again are object of analysis in this issue, in this case in the psychological point of view, through the research introduced by Leticja Papa Gusho and Marsela Mitrushi in their article “The manifestation of disturbing behavior on adolescents as a result of using violent video-games”. This article represents a scientifically developed research in understanding the effects and consequences violent video-games can have in remodeling in teenager’s behavior, and the specific consequences it might have when this experience is direct.
Davide Crimi, brings to the readers of Academicus a very interesting topic, particularly considering the global turmoil on the geo-political reshaping of the planet. In his paper “Three growing questions about Masonry”, he deals with three main questions which interest the operation and nature of today’s Masonry, by highlighting past and future and some actual aspects over Masonry operability and its nature, which try to explain the value and reasons behind a certain type of symbolism.
Issue 16 concludes with the paper introduced by Mimoza Sadushi and Saimir Shatku “The Code of the Administrative Procedures according to the Principle of the Power Separation and Balancing in the Central and Local Government Bodies in Albania”. The paper represents a serious effort to analyze a main component of the judicial system in Albania, by developing a theoretical research of the concept and by introducing the contingent importance of the attributes of the Code of the Administrative Procedure in Albania while dealing with power balancing and the operatively of public bodies and administration.