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New Horizon

Series Editor(s):
Beatriz Peña-Acuña
Subject: Social Sciences

Series Description

We delve into the conditions and needs natural of man from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary point of view to get "respect" the man as he deserves and allow this "develop" as the potentiality. We think that the current university research must have its autonomy and initiative per se, and it must break new grounds in order to look for progress to society. However we argue that there are realities, as is it the Man, on which we must continue to deepen and not apparently they have a direct monetary benefit in which is at stake is much more important, because precisely in the investigation of this matter is forged the base of a society that allows man to know and deploy its existence in the best conditions for your body and spirit.
Researchers can not lose sight that we seek the truth of the multifaceted reality, and we have to evaluate to what fundamental question direct our energies and what ethical finally bring benefit to the Common Good. If anything, it is precisely from the university where they arise conscience, criticism and improvement of societies.

The progress that has defended from the Renaissance to the man still must still be built and must benefit man and procure a society still best materially, but above all spiritually.

We recognize that they have achieved milestones shared Humanity such as the Bill of Rights
Human and other events, and even that there are grounds international legislation. However, reality shows we have not done enough, that there is still a world panorama of social injustice in many countries.

We also found a very heterogeneous conception of different cultures about what man is and dignity it deserves, and that has an effect on the treatment grants and the level of expectation that reaches its life the institutions of power and its role at the social level. Of course, finally the man reaches his individual life in the field intellectual, ethical, emotional, emotional and other.
So, we will like with this collection New Horizon to contribute with scientific research to shape and spread a cultural philosophy development to be richer, positive, in which establish better emotional climates for man is known, is motivated, is exceeded want, appreciate their natural environment, bring out the best of yourself and be happy all ages, levels and areas. With this benevolent intent, we hope that our initiative will raise awareness and inspire other thinking minds to create a culture of raising awareness and better laws and contexts that, really, with scientific honesty we fund the bases and dream about obtaining better societies for man in future.

International Scientific Committee (independent peer reviewers):

Professor Dr. Pablo S. Blesa Aledo was born in Alhama de Murcia in 1973. He is Vice rector of International Relations at the Catholic University San Antonio de Murcia (Spain) since 2006 and Vice rector of International Relations and Communication since 2009; Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication since March 2010, where he teaches Political Sciences to second year students of Journalism and Media Studies. Prof. Blesa is also Director of the Master Program in European Studies. He studied Communication and Political Sciences at Complutense University in Madrid; he has a Master degree in International Relations and Communication Sciences by Complutense University in Madrid; a Master degree in International Relations bestowed by the Diplomatic School of Spain and a Master in International Relations and Cooperation by the International Relations Society. He has also obtained the following titles: “Specialist in Journalism and International Cooperation” and “Specialist in studies on the African Reality” by Complutense University in Madrid, “Expert in Business Management” by the FUNDESEM Business School and a certificate in “International Humanitarian Law” by the Red Cross. He continued his specialization in International Relations at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Strasbourg (France). Blesa has been visiting professor at The University of Wroclaw (Poland); The University of Siena (Italy); Benedictine of Chicago (USA), Loyola University Chicago (USA), Berkeley University California (USA), Catholic University of Eichstätt (Germany), Moscow School of Political Studies (Russian Federation), Liverpool University (United Kingdom) Strasbourg University (France), the European Council (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). Before joining the University, Blesa worked in the Department of political communication of the Spanish Political Party “Partido Popular” (PP), was Director of the NGO “Solidarios para el Desarrollo” (area of relations with Hispano America); and worked as a journalist for the National News “Agency EFE”. He was the first Director of International Relations of UCAM (2000-2006) before becoming the Vice Rector of International Relations to this date. From 2014, he is the Vice-dean of the Professional body of journalist in Murcia Region. Blesa is the Author of the books “Narrowing the Gap between East and West” (2003), “La Construcción Europea y la Política de las Superpotencias en la Era Nuclear” (2004); “De la Defensa de Europa a la Europa de la Defensa. La transformación de la Unión Europea en Actor militar global del Siglo XXI” (2006) and “Siameses twins: the United States of Europe and the United States of America in the 21º Century” (2009) and “The Trap” (2012) – a novel that was finalist -10 best among 732 novels- in “The Planeta Prize” (“Premio Planeta”, the best paid literary prize in the world bestowed by the Planeta Group). He is also author of hundreds of newspaper articles and more than thirty scientific articles in 5 different languages. Professor Blesa has visited 80 countries in the five continents and speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Dr. Jose Vicente Rodriguez Muñoz is Professor in the Information and Documentation Department, Faculty of Information Science, University of Murcia, Spain. Graduate in Chemistry, PhD in Computing Science. Guest Professor in the University of La Habana, Cuba. Co-ordinator of the UNITWIN Chair in 'Information Management in Organizations', sponsored by UNESCO. Editor of Information Research an international electronic Journal. Member of Scientific Committee of Anales de Documentación Journal Member of the 50th Committee, Documentation, of AENOR (Spanish Association of Normalization and Certification). Scientific Consultant to several projects of the Regional Government of Murcia. Chief of the Information Technology Research Group of the University of Murcia. His research area, projects and publications, covers information management, information retrieval and evaluation of Web searching. Co-ordinator of Master in Information Management in Organization. Co-ordinator of Information and Communication Management in Organization Doctoral Program. Head of Department of Information and Documentation (Murcia University 1991-2000). Dean of Communication and Documentation Faculty (Murcia University 2000-2012).

Dr. Gonzalo Wandosell Fernandez de Bobadilla. PHD, Aclass. Dean of Business Administration at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) from 1th October 2007. Director of the UCAM Social Sciences PHD Programme from 1th July 2014. Academician of the International Academy of Social Sciences (IASS). Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics (1984-1989) from Pontifical University of Comillas. Master in Business Administration MBA (1989-1991) from IESE, University of Navarra. He is author of twelve books and more than thirty scientific articles and has participated in several investigation projects. Very good oral and written communication skills gained through his work as a university professor, as a writer, and as a speaker in several conferences and speeches. Excellent organizational skills gained through his experience, more than twenty four years, in different managerial positions. Good ability to work in multicultural work teams in order to find solutions and to resolve any kind of managerial problems.

Dr. Eduardo Infante Rejano. Associate Professor at Social Psychology Department, University of Seville (Spain). Graduated in Psychology in 1994, he did a Master Degree in HR Management both at the University of Seville where he started his academic career in 1996. His research have shifted from a quantitative perspective to the study of various issues towards a qualitative approach to the comprehension of work and family aspects and gender issues since his PhD thesis presentation in 2001 at the Social Psychology Department. To strengthen these new insights, he finished the degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2006 and he also completed his MPhil Thesis at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, in 2009. He teaches in English.

Dr. Otto F. von Feigenblatt is an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, an Academician of the Constantinian Academy of Arts, Letters, and Sciences (Palermo, Italy) and a member of the United States committee of the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He currently teaches undergraduate courses in the Social Sciences at Carlos Albizu University (Miami, Florida) and serves as dissertation chair at Grand Canyon University (Arizona). Dr. von Feigenblatt is the author of "Popular Culture: A Reader" (Cambridge Publication, UK), “The Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN): Conflict and Development”, New Century Publications, New Delhi, India, 2012. His research has appeared in more than 50 peer reviewed academic journals and he is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Contemporary Literature and Entelequia. Dr. von Feigenblatt is serving as the editor in chief of the Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences and as one of the chief editors of the Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies. He currently resides in Florida and enjoys numismatics and martial arts. Dr. von Feigenblatt is a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Eagle of Georgia (Royal House of Georgia), a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael of the Wing (Royal House of Portugal), and a Knight of Castille´s Maestranza of Chivalry (Kingdom of Spain).

Dr. Kiyumet Caliyurt. Professor of University of Trakya (Turkey). She graduated from University of Marmara of Social Sciences, Department of Accountability and Finance. Doctor with the theme: “Accountable procedures for the Agency ATA air”. Independent reviewer of the series book “Accountability, finance, Govern, Sustainability and Fraud: Theory and application, Springer and “Women and sustainable business, Gower.

Dr. Jose Diaz-Cuesta is a permanent senior lecturer in Film Studies at the University of La Rioja (Spain). A graduate from the University of Oviedo, he completed his MA at the University of Valladolid, and his PhD at the University of La Rioja. His teaching and research interests are mainly in Anglo-American literature and film and the relationships between both disciplines.
Jose is particularly interested in the representation of masculinities in film. Most of his research has focused on the works of Steven Spielberg. He has also written on Francis Ford Coppola, Ken Loach, Roger Donaldson and Bill Anderson. He also teaches English as a foreign language to undergraduate students and has lectured on contemporary Spanish film to foreign students.
He has directed and produced several short films, mainly as part of some of the courses he is and has been teaching. He is currently pondering the possibility of making a low-budget feature film.

Dr. Ernesché Rodríguez Asien (La Habana, Cuba, 1968). He graduated Bachelor in Economics at the University of Havana (Cuba, 1996) and Masters in International Economic Relations at the Higher Institute of International Relations "Raul Roa Garcia" (2004). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Havana (2012). He has worked in market research in almost all sectors of the Internal Market in foreign exchange. He worked at the Center for Research on the World Economy (CIEM), developed as a researcher in the areas of Japan and international financial market, with several publications. He also worked at the Central Bank of Cuba, highlighted by the Project performed on the Bank of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA). He has worked for many years at the University of Havana as head teacher has taught as foreign universities in Spain and the United States. Currently she holds the position of Vice-Rector of "The Central American Institute of Asia Pacific Studies" and performing a post-doctorate in comparative education at the University of São Paulo (Brazil). He has participated in national and international events, as Jury work, as Lecturer and Scientific Committees. Within these are highlighted those related to the economy of China and Japan.

Begoña Ivars Nicolas. Associate Professor at Miguel Hernandez University (Spain). She lectures in the degrees of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication. At the same time, she is working in the Communication Office of the same university developing social communication strategies. PhD in Social Anthropology, is part of the Research Group Observatory of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, OCAP, and focuses its research on the impact of information and communications technology in the media on the Internet. She is assistant editor of Miguel Hernandez Communication Journal, MHCJ, and co-director of the International Congress of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising, CIPAC, in its various editions. She has lectured and published several articles in scientific relevance to the audiovisual communication environment and improves teaching. She has also been visiting professor at the State University of Film and Television in St. Petersburg (Russia), Charles University of Prague (Czech Republic) and Beira Interior University (Portugal).

Editor(s) Biography

Beatriz Peña Acuña. Main researcher of “Personal Development”, an multidisciplinar and international group. She is Associate Professor at UCAM University (Murcia, Spain) in Education and Business departments for Grades, Master and Posgrades. PhD. with two MBA and BA, she has broad teaching and research experience and publications at several fields: Education, Sociology, Communication and research in Social Sciences. Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. President´s Life achievement award (2015). Visiting fellow at New York University, University of East Anglia, Queen Mary College University of London, University of Wroclaw, ecc.

Series Titles

A New Human Impulse for Social Relations and Cultural Development

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Continuity between the World and Art, and the Problem of Globalization

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Human Development II

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Human Development III

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