The papers collected in this volume focus on new perspectives on individuals, society, and science, specifically in the field of socio-economic systems. The book is the result of a scientific collaboration among experts from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi (Romania), “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), "University of Defence" of Brno (Czech Republic), and "Pablo de Olavide" University of Sevilla (Spain). The heterogeneity of the contributions presented in this volume reflects the variety and complexity of social phenomena. The book is divided in four Sections as follows. The first Section deals with recent trends in social decisions. Specifically, it aims to understand which are the driving forces of social decisions. The second Section focuses on the social and public sphere. Indeed, it is oriented on recent developments in social systems and control. Trends in quantitative theories and models are described in Section 3, where many new formal, mathematical-statistical tools for modelling complex social phenomena are presented. Finally, Section 4 shows integrative theories and models; particularly, it deals with the ethical, cultural and political approaches to social science, the pedagogical methods, and the relationship between literature, politics, religion and society. The book is addressed to sociologists, philosophers, mathematicians, statisticians, people interested in ethics, and specialists in the fields of communication, social, and political sciences. ..
Part I Recent Trends in Social Decisions and Their Driving Forces // Religious Beliefs and Superstitions in Contemporary Romania. A Socio-Anthropological Perspective ...3 - Nicu Gavriluţă // Understanding Institutional Trust. What Does It Mean to Trust the Health System? ...11 - Mihaela Rădoi and Adrian Lupu // When Statistics Are Moved by Words. Biopolitic of International Migration Flows in Contemporary Italy ...23 - Gabriele Tornei // Romanian Diaspora and Its Presidents ...31 - Romeo Asiminei // Microcredit and Quality of Life: An Analysis Model ...43 - Valentina Savini // Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of the Entrance Draft Tests from Mathematics ...53 - Šárka Hošková-Mayerová and Radovan Potůček // Methods and Models of Social Planning in Italy ...65 - Vincenzo Corsi // Social Sustainability in Urban Regeneration: Indicators and Evaluation Methods in the EU 2020 Programming ...75 - Barbara Ferri // Stopping the Evil or Settling for the Lesser Evil: An Experimental Study of Costly Voting with Negative Payoffs in a TRS Electoral System ...89 // Roman Chytilek and Michal Tóth // Part II Recent Trends in Social Systems and Control // Public Values and Social Communication ...107 - Sabrina Speranza // About “The Using Value” of Religion in the Academic Studies ...127 - Cristina Gavriluţă // Religious Traditions in the Modern Public Sphere. The Case of Romanian Church ...139 - Marius Liviu // Methodological Issues for the Analysis of Bullying in Educational Environments ...149 - Gabriele Di Francesco // Perceptions of the Family Receiving Social Benefits Regarding Access to Healthcare ...157 - Adina Rebeleanu and Daniela-Tatiana Soitu // New Trends in Obtaining Geographical Information: Interpretation of Satellite Data ...173 - Hana Svatoňová //
Misconceptions of Czech and Turkish University Students in Providing Citations ...183 - Engin Baysen, Šárka Hošková-Mayerová, Nermin Çakmak and Fatma Baysen // Identity and “New Social Tourism” ...191 - Consuela Torelli // Weak Emergentism and Social Systems ...199 - Raffaele Mascella // Part III New Perspectives in Quantitative Theories and Models Fuzzy Sets and Algebraic Hyperoperations to Model Interpersonal Relations ...211 - Šárka Hošková-Mayerová and Antonio Maturo // Fuzzy Events, Fuzzy Probability and Applications in Economic and Social Sciences ...223 - Antonio Maturo and Fabrizio Maturo // Fuzzy Regression Models and Alternative Operations for Economic and Social Sciences ...235 - Fabrizio Maturo and Šárka Hošková-Mayerová // Some Connections Between Binary Block Codes and Hilbert Algebras ...249 - Cristina Flaut // Questionnaires in Linguistics Using the Bar and the Hv-Structures ...257 - Penelope Kambakis-Vougiouklis, Pipina Nikolaidou and Thomas Vougiouklis // Strategies for a Sociological Diagnosis of Communicational Environment of Students ...267 - Fiorella Paone // Press Portrayals of the Psychological Experiences of People Involved in Organ Transplantation ...281 - Andrei Holman and Adina Kamer-Huţuleac // Trends in Demographic Evolution of Romania in the Beginning 21st Century ...295 - Adrian Netedu // Urban Mediactivism in Web 3.0. Case Analysis: The City of Chieti ...303 - Vanessa Russo // Part IV Integrative Theories and Models // Notes on Some Diplomatic Cryptosystems Used in the 17th and 18th Centuries ...317 - Cristina Flaut and Daniel Flaut // The Logos from Reason to the Wonder of Mind ...329 - Rodica Pop // Morals as Social Therapy in Stefan Odobleja’s Vision ...341 - Eronim-Celestin Blaj // Gnostic Libertinism? Gnostic Views on Ethics ...349 - Victor Alexandru Pricopi //
Evaluation Research and Evaluativity in Social Planning: Towards a Fluent Evaluation Model ...361 - Camillo Stefano Pasotti and Francesca Pia Scardigno // From Trajectory Modeling to Social Habits and Behaviors Analysis ...371 - Donatella Gubiani and Marco Pavan // Clinical Method in Professional Pedagogy and in Social Sciences ...387 - Franco Blezza // Expectations Towards Animal-Assisted Interventions and Improvement on Quality of Life: Triangulating Information from Different Actors and Levels of Analysis ...399 - Maria A. Perea-Mediavilla and Javier López-Cepero // Literature as an Interpretative Method for Socio-Political Scenarios ...407 - Luigi Mastrangelo // New Media Education: The Contribution of Social Sciences to Training Teachers ...417 - Giselda Antonelli, Roberta Di Risio and Giovanna Di Felice