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Research  and  papers

Coronavirus COVID - 19, a complex issue between health, economy, politics, and communication.

by Alessandro Figus*

* professor at Link Campus University (Italy) and Vice Rector at International Institute of Management (Moldova)


Doi: 10.2478/gssfj-2020-0001



The author wants to talk about the new reality surrounding us, a new atmosphere, a new condition of life in the post-globalization era during the pandemic time of the coronavirus COVID -19. The pandemic, it is said, started from communist China with aa simulatenously centralized and globalized economy, also defined as the center of all global issues. This paper intends to be a first analysis where economics, politics and communication intertwine and interact with the health problem which has highlighted the weaknesses of a society which has been too busy for a long time to regulate GDP.


Keywords : Coronavirus COVID -19, Economy, heath, politics, economy.

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Kazakhstan: Socio-Economic Development, Research and Innovation

by Alessandro Figus*

* professor at Link Campus University (Italy) and Vice Rector at International Institute of Management (Moldova), Prof. and former Pro Rector for Internationalisation at Kzybayev North Kazakhstan State University

 with Dinmukhammed Shaikin


DOI: 10.36941/ajis-2019-0034



Today Kazakhstan economically is the dominant nation of Central Asia with an estimate population close to 19 million people. Indeed, it is the region’s largest country and has in abundance of both natural and human capital resources. Kazakhstan was a Soviet Union republic the last that in 1991 to declare independence during the dissolution of the Soviet Union; therefore, all planning for its development has been strongly centralised outside of the country rather than in its own new capital Astana, now called Nur Sultan. In 1991 Kazakhstan was. With its independence, the situation in Kazakhstan has changed radically, under new popularly elected leadership, the country has committed itself to achieving a level of socio-political, economic, and technological development comparable to that which exists in most mid-sized economically advanced Western countries. The major vehicle for bringing about this transformation is a series of carefully constructed scenarios whose implementation turned around on extensive public-private investment and partnerships in research and development, especially thanks to the state grants that support of industrial and innovative activities. This article will discuss two scenarios currently under way that have as their shared goal the advancement of Kazakhstan’s socioeconomic development through an emphasis on human resource development and innovation. Keywords: Kazakhstan, socioeconomic development, research and innovation

Keywords: Kazakhstan, socioeconomic development, research and innovation

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Multiculturalism and Ostalgie

by Alessandro Figus*

* professor at Link Campus University (Italy) and Prof. and Vice Rector at International Institute of Management (Moldova)

 with Andrea Pisaniello and Stefano Mustica  on GSSFJ, Sciendo, Novembre 2018


  • November 2018



Thr term “Ostalgie” is coming from a German word referring to nostalgia for aspects of life in East Germany, and not only. It is a new multipurpose and new expression related the German terms “Nostalgie” (nostalgia in Italian) and Ost (East). Its anglicised equivalent, ostalgia, it is rhyming with “nostalgia” and it is also sometimes used. The collapse of Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall destruction, was the concept protected concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from ‘61 to ’89, It especially divided West and East European countries, the wall cut off West Berlin from almost all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Formally its demolition began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992 and coincides in some generation from the Warsaw Pact countries, legally the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation with the “Mutual Assistance” URSS of the birth of “ostalgie”, that it goes against with modern principle of multicultural society and globalisation of the world. At the eighth congress of the communist party Lenin recognized the right to self-determination of the populations of the empire and promised them significant concessions, although its final intent was to reach the true dictatorship of the proletariat which would have rendered the ethnic-national distinctions useless. The Soviet Union became the incubator of new nations with the dissolving of the Russian nation in the Soviet state. Does the “ostalgie” refer to the USSR, is this compatible with multiculturalism? Is it compatible with that plurality of tending different cultures that coexists in mutual respect and which implies the preservation of their specific traits by rejecting any type of homologation or fusion in the dominant culture?

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NATO - Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme

The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner nations based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme offers funding, expert advice and support to tailor-made, security-relevant activities that respond to NATO’s strategic objectives.

Project title :       Innovative concept to detect, recognize and track “killer-drones”

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