Journal of Social Sciences

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The Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) is an official scholarly referred multi-disciplinary and peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences, International Black Sea University, issued twice a year, (spring and fall issues). The Journal has been successfully published since 2012 academic year.

The Journal of Social Sciences publishes scholarly works in the field of social sciences concentrating on political, social, economic and legal issues. The aim of the Journal is to analyze different issues and provide readers with new perspectives on topics in social studies. This is achieved by publishing innovative, thought-provoking and analytical articles in diverse fields. The Journal welcomes all professors, researchers, M.A. and Ph.D. candidates to publish scientific works in their field of interest.

The Journal is designed to foster the dissemination of ideas and research findings related to the social studies field. Its purpose is to bridge diverse communities of social scientists, provide information and debate on subjects of interest to diverse readership.

The journal has successfully been accepted to the Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI), International Scientific Indexing (ISI), Academic Resource Index, Scientific Indexes Services (SIS) and the JIFACTOR in 2015 academic year.



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Table of Contents


Psychosocial Predictors of Drug Involvement Among Secondary School Students PDF
Rachel B. ASAGBA, Catherine O. CHOVWEN, Aderemi l. ALARAPE, Samson F. AGBEROTIMI 7-12
Cultural Policies of Creative Clusters: A Short Review PDF
Nutsa GURESHIDZE 13-17
The Prehistory and Meaning of Civil Society and its Role in Political Life in Different Countries PDF
Sopio GABELAIA 19-23
Where is the Boundary between Freedom of Expression and a Person’s Honor, Dignity and Business Reputation - Some Examples from the Georgian Court Practice PDF
Tamar LAKERBAIA 25-29
The Need to Adapt the EU Security Strategy to the New Realities PDF
Natalia BERUASHVILI 31-34
The Global Dimensions of the Democracy Enlargement in the XXI Century. Main Obstacles of this Process and Ways of the Problems Resolution PDF
Nika CHITADZE 35-39
Georgia’s Trade Diplomacy: the Georgian-Russian Talks on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organisation – Victory or Defeat? PDF
Amiran KAVADZE 41-56
The Role and Place of Georgia in the Globalized World PDF
Glimpse of Security Architecture of Post-Soviet Space: The Soviet Legacy PDF
To Determine Factors Leading to the Successful Development and Prosperity of Nations PDF
Abdulmelik ALKAN 71-75