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Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review


Volume 37, 2005, No. 6

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recenzia:

 
Keller, Jan: History of Classical Sociology.
(Keller, Jan: Dějiny klasické sociologie).
Eva Laiferová

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How to cite (APA format):
Laiferová, E. (2005). Keller, Jan: History of Classical Sociology. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 37(6), 553-560.


 
Krekovič, Eduard - Mannová, Elena - Krekovičová, Eva (eds.): Slovak National Mythology.
(Krekovič, Eduard - Mannová, Elena - Krekovičová, Eva (eds.): Mýty naše slovenské).
Robert Klobucký

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Klobucký, R. (2005). Krekovič, Eduard - Mannová, Elena - Krekovičová, Eva (eds.): Slovak National Mythology. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 37(6), 560-564.


 
Katrňák, Tomáš: Condemned to Manual Labour. Educational Reproduction in Working-Class Family.
(Katrňák, Tomáš: Odsouzeni k manuální práci. Vzdělanostní reprodukce v dělnické rodině).
Bohumil Búzik

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Búzik, B. (2005). Katrňák, Tomáš: Condemned to Manual Labour. Educational Reproduction in Working-Class Family. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 37(6), 564-568.


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Issues in the Improvement of Healthcare Services in Five Countries of the European Union.
(Problémy zlepšovania zdravotníckych služieb v piatich krajinách EÚ).
Kristína Zgodavová, Peter Džupka, Eleonóra Klímová

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Healthcare services; quality of health; healthcare microsystems

Issues in the Improvement of Healthcare Services in Five Countries of the European Union. Quality of health care services is very sensitive theme, which is interesting not only for health care services providers, bud also for general public as a recipient of paid health care services, with purpose to protect the most important treasure of all of us – our health. This paper presents, the theoretical and empirical research knowledge, critical factors of success, critical processes and objectives for improvement in health care organizations services in five EU countries. The basis is the current theoretical and practical knowledge as to the improvement of the services of health care organizations gained from professional literature. The main body is comprised of questionnaire research from health care organizations and pertinent personal interviews with doctors and managers of selected organizations with primary and secondary care, and hospitals. After a qualitative and quantitative processing of the questionnaire research, and from the results of the pertinent interviews, it was discovered that the critical factors of success are, despite the varied levels of services offered, the same in the participant states: legislation, system of management and creation of resources. Determining the concrete critical processes and objectives for improvement must be consistently individual, up to the level of the individual health care organizations and basic healthcare organizations social groups – healthcare microsystems. Accumulation and exploitation of digital health care capital: data, information, and the knowledge of medicinal, managerial, and facilitating processes can be considered as a significant potential for improvement of the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care organizations.

How to cite (APA format):
Zgodavová, K, Džupka, P, Klímová, E. (2005). Issues in the Improvement of Healthcare Services in Five Countries of the European Union. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 37(6), 487-507.


 
Children with Disabilities as Citizens or From Charity Towards Citizenship and Human Rights.
(Postihnuté deti ako občania alebo od charity k občianstvu a ľudským právam).
Kvetoslava Repková

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Children; disabilities; citizenship; human rights

Children with Disabilities as Citizens or From Charity Towards Citizenship and Human Rights . Article encourages research and new-fashioned projects focused on wider living conditions of children and young people with disabilities based on their human rights and promotes exchange of experience and good practices in this field. To stress importance of the mentioned effort author analyses selected facts about living conditions of children with disabilities. She develops psychology–based polemic to premises about special needs of children and young people with disabilities, and presents the demands–based approach to human needs based on social–right model of disability. Second part of the study pays attention to situation in Slovakia – incidence of disability among children and some structural features of the Slovak disability research with emphasizing the research work focused on the field of education.

How to cite (APA format):
Repková, K. (2005). Children with Disabilities as Citizens or From Charity Towards Citizenship and Human Rights. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 37(6), 509-528.


 
Political Symbolism of Slovakia: Between the Cross and European Star.
(Politický obraz Slovenska: medzi krížom a európskou hviezdičkou).
Silvia Miháliková

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Political symbolism; mythology; Slovak national identity; symbolic representation

Political Symbolism of Slovakia: Between the Cross and European Star. Focusing on political symbolism, the author analyses how the representation of Slovakia and its citizens is constructed in both national and international contexts. The images of country, nation, or state as well as various forms of their symbolic representation are created mainly by so-called „cultural elites“. The aim of this study is to identify the maintenance of and ruptures in the construction of self-images and stereotypes in the realms of political memory and mythology. The author identifies major trends, such as the effort to „people“ Slovak history with hero-martyrs and the constant prevalence of self-critical approaches to Slovak national identity building. In historical accounts, Slovaks have usually been characterised according to their plebeian origins and embedded „Christian-Catholic“ traditions and values. Successful reconstruction of political memory has been accomplished through organised collective remembering and forgetting. Within these processes, Slovaks attempt to redefine their national identity by manifesting the symbolic representation of their state in the form of official state symbols (sign, flag, or anthem); and by establishing state holidays and memorial days that manage, in a concentrated ritual way, to express the basic political values of the official regime. This study discusses the dominant topics of public discourse in the process of selecting and establishing holidays and official state symbols. The centre of these controversial interpretations lies in symbols and the parties involved in public discourse, which organise a ritualised defence of their positions through manifestations, meetings, petitions, open letters, and strikes.

How to cite (APA format):
Miháliková, S. (2005). Political Symbolism of Slovakia: Between the Cross and European Star. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 37(6), 529-554.