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Studies on Balkan and Near Eastern Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz and Günther Löschnigg

This volume is a collection of empirical and theoretical research papers in the social sciences regarding the Balkans and the Near East written by researchers from several different universities and institutions. The studies include a wide range of topics from economic, financial, political, agricultural, sociological, international relations to historical, cultural, and feminist issues in the region of the Balkan and Near East. The book is aimed at educators, researchers, and students interested in the Balkan and Near Eastern countries.

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The book Balkan and Near Eastern Studies on Social Sciences – Volume I is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social science issues written by researchers from several different universities and institutions.

The study of ÖZERDEM focuses on the European Union’s Black Sea policy and regionalism. KARGI and BALTACI examine the relationship between labor force participation rate and economic growth. The study by KIZILTUĞ and FİDAN aims to analyze the contributions of organic agriculture on the Turkish economy. SANCAK applies system theory to international relations and evaluates the international system in a historical process. ÖZBEK, KOÇ, ALNIAÇIK, KAŞ and ÇETİN scrutinize the impact of perceived ease of use, usefulness and risk on behavioral intentions by studying online booking sites.

YILDIZ, YILDIZ and TEHCİ aim to investigate the effects of Facebook applications on purchase intentions of consumers. DURAN’s qualitative study evaluates the macroeconomic causes, consequences, and determinants of youth employment in Turkey. BALTACI, KARGI, BEKEN and ÖZDEMİR empirically examine the relationship between foreign direct investment and employment in the case of Balkan countries. İNAN and HURMA study the integration of cooperatives in the sustainable management of ecotourism in rural areas. TAN and EVEREST examine project preparation tendencies of the academic staff in social sciences by focusing on the faculty of economics and administrative sciences of the Canakkale province of Turkey.

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