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Colbu S.,National School of Political Sciences
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2012

In this paper I propose a new institutional approach to the Decalogue: I have examined the genesis of this institution and provided an analysis of the prescriptions it contains; I have highlighted the social and political importance of the Decalogue in addition to its role in the Mosaic institutional system; finally, I have analysed the mechanisms which enabled the enforcement of norms and rules in the community of the tribes of Israel during the Sinaitic period. Source

Stoica C.A.,University of Bucharest | Stoica C.A.,National School of Political Sciences
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2012

Some scholars have claimed that the importance of communist-era ties such as 'blat' or instrumental-personal relations will decrease during transition. Others have provided evidence that the importance of such ties has increased in post-communism. Using recent survey data from a nationally representative sample of respondents aged 25 years and over, I examine the types of social ties that have survived Communism in Romania and the factors that influence an individual's social capital or network resources. According to my analyses, in 2010 the frequency of an individual's ties to some domains has increased. Individual level factors that account for a respondent's social capital in 2010 are education, network resources in 1989, former Communist party membership, and occupational status. Source

Viiu G.-A.,National School of Political Sciences
Journal of Informetrics | Year: 2016

The paper investigates the theoretical response of h-type bibliometric indicators developed over the past decade when faced with the problem of manipulation through self-citation practices. An extreme self-citation scenario is used to test the theoretical resistance of the research performance metrics to strategic manipulation and to determine the magnitude of the impact that self-citations may induce on the indicators. The original h-index, eighteen selected variants, as well as traditional bibliometric indicators are considered. The results of the theoretical study indicate that while all indicators are vulnerable to manipulation, some of the h-index variants are more susceptible to the influence of strategic behavior than others: elite set indicators prove more resilient than the original h while other variants, including most of those directly derived from the h-index, are shown to be less robust. Variants that take into account time constraints prove to be especially useful for detecting potential manipulation. As a practical tool which may aid further studies, the article offers a collection of functions to compute the h-index and several of its variants in the R language and environment for statistical computing. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Andreescu G.,National School of Political Sciences
Revista Romana de Bioetica | Year: 2013

If adopted, the Draft Law on the establishment, functioning and organization of crisis pregnancy counseling offices would have to face the European Court for Human Rights and other institutions meant to watch over Romania's compliance with its international obligations. This study shows that the draft law violates three articles of the European Convention on Human Rights: article 3, that guarantees the right not to be subjected to torture, or to inhuman or degrading treatment; article 8, that protects the right to private and family life; and article 9, meant to defend the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. A state may pass anti-abortion legislation that is consistent with the guarantees of the European Convention, but faces severe limitations when defining counseling protocols for crisis pregnancy. Source

Miroiu A.,National School of Political Sciences
Journal of Informetrics | Year: 2013

Scientific impact indexes like h are responsive to two parameters: the researcher's productivity given by the number of her published papers (an aspect of quantity) and citations (an aspect of quality). In this paper I prove that the two parameters can be treated separately: the index h can be axiomatized by appealing (1) only to axioms that allow for productivity changes, but do not require taking into account distinct situations in which a researcher's papers received different numbers of citations or (2) only to axioms that allow for changes in the number of citations received by the researcher's papers, but do not require changes in scientific productivity. The axioms used are weak. Specifically, monotonicity is avoided. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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