University of Malta

Department of Sociology

 

The Department of Sociology at the University of Malta is a centre for the advanced study and practice of sociology. The Department's activities revolve around scholarly research by its members, the teaching of undergraduate students, and the supervision of M.A. and Ph.D. research students. It also services a number of University Departments, Institutes, and Programmes through the provision of lecturing, tutoring, and supervision resources. Besides its full-time staff complement, all of whom hold doctoral qualifications from prestigious Universities, the Department makes regular use of the services of practitioners of sociology and related areas residing in the Maltese Islands. The Department also maintains a healthy exchange of student (through programmes such as Erasmus), teaching, and research resources with higher institutions of learning worldwide. Sociology resources at the University of Malta include the book collections in the University library, the various journals which the library subscribes to, and the collection of sociology films and documentaries at the Centre for Communication Technology (CCT). Students are encouraged to make use of these resources.

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  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Routledge, 2019)
    The dramatic explosion of sovereign states since 1945 has brought to life various island and archipelagic jurisdictions. To the old state formations of the United Kingdom and Japan, and former colonies of Cuba and ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Malta Midwives Association, 1994)
    Waħda mill-aktar żviluppi qawwija li seħħew fid-dinja tax-xogħol f'dawn l-aħħar snin hija l-enfażi li bdiet titpoġġa fuq il-kwalita’ tas-servizz li jiġi pprovdut lill-klijent. Fejn qabel kien jgħodd il-kwantita’ jew ...
  • Cyprus. Ministry of Education; Symeonides, Klitos; Baldacchino, Godfrey; (Nicosia : Ministry of Education, 1996)
    The predicament of small island economies is significantly shaped by developments elsewhere AII the more so when the external agency is none other than the largest economic block in the world today . The European Union ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Nicosia : Ministry of Education, 1996)
    Cyprus and Malta. Islands. Small Sovereign states . Mediterranean fortresses for much of their long colonial history. Achieved independence from Britain in the 1960s. With strong trade union movements, especially in the ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Mansell, 1997)
    The worldwide expansion of the tourism industry involves many encounters between global agents and local forces yet this host-guest interaction is rarely considered from the point of view of the experience of work. In hotel ...
  • Sweeny, Robert C.H. (Maritime Studies Research Unit, 1999-10)
    In the context of increased globalisation what should small island societies do? First, argue the authors of this collection, they must do something, for steady as she goes is no longer an option. Second, that something ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Pergamon Press, 1995)
    Total quality management (TQM) has become popular in the hospitality industry. It proposes to elicit the cooperation and loyalty of employees in the pursuit of corporate goals via an educational, empowering and positively ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Routledge, 2013)
    Tourism features in various ways within the three dominant models explaining the economic development of island states and territories, and there is a sharp distinction in the industry’s significance between ‘warm water’ ...
  • Streeten, Paul (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The first Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) convened in Barbados in 1994. The purpose of the gathering was to examine national and international strategies, and ...
  • Doumenge, Francois (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The 1992 gathering in Prince Edward Island sought to understand the critical problems currently facing small islands, along with their future trends. I wish now to draw attention to certain issues that remained somewhat ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Milton's Satan serves conveniently as a symbol of defiant nationalism. He is the prototype rebel against global hegemonic forces; he is bent on sovereignty, freedom, and delinking strategies, at any cost. Entrusted ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey; Greenwood, Rob (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    In 1992, the European Community was experiencing the full measure of the effects of the barrier-free single European internal market and bracing itself for the implications of the Maastricht agreement, envisaged to see ...
  • MacKinnon, Wayne (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Even the official motto belies its aspirations. The motto of Prince Edward Island, Parva sub ingenti, "The small under the protection of the great," is an apt metaphor for Canada's smallest province. It is also a bitterly ...
  • Hampton, Mark (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The island of Jersey has been an Offshore Finance Centre (OFC) for over thirty years and is in competition with many other island OFCs, both in the North Atlantic area and globally. Conventional wisdom, or the ...
  • House, John Douglas (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The machinery of the state in its various forms has a habit of looming larger than life in most small island territories. The accident of geography implies a natural disposition for the insular territory to require ...
  • Greenwood, Rob (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Innovations in the organization of production in peripheral localities promise to create economically sustainable development if emerging firm strategies are harnessed and co-ordinated. Changes in transportation ...
  • Shrimpton, Mark (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The offshore oil industry is dominated by huge multinational corporations, is technologically complex, has a distinctive culture, and is highly mobile in the exploration phase. It can appear off the coasts of island and ...
  • Fischer, Gerard; Encontre, Pierre (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The economic structure of any developing country is influenced concurrently by special disadvantages and advantages. Economic disadvantages or handicaps, and competitive advantages of small island developing countries, ...
  • Hache, Jean Didier (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    I have chosen to concentrate on a basic question which, in spite of numerous efforts, has - in my opinion - not so far been satisfactorily answered, namely: how can we define and evaluate "insularity',? To do so, I will ...
  • Silva, Jose Manuel Monteiro da (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The archipelago of the Azores consists of a group of nine islands, with total areas varying from 17 square kilometres (Corvo) to 747 square kilometres (S. Miguel). The Azorean total territorial area is about 2,333 ...

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