Academic Disciplines: Functions, Dysfunctions and Developments

Nematollah Fazeli

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 1-30

  This paper constitutes of two main sections: the first section examines academic disciplines in the world theoretically. This section deals with issues such as what are academic disciplines, how they emerged and evolved, what functions they have had, and finally, what problems and crisis they have in ...  Read More

Four Narrations of Understanding the Interdisciplinary Studies

Shoja Ahmadvand; Somayeh Hamidi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 31-54

  Does everyone have the same understanding of interdisciplinary studies? Today, there is almost consensus among scholars and pundits on the necessity of interdisciplinary studies. Unlike a few decades ago, there is no longer interest of independence of the humanities areas. These areas are complex, and ...  Read More

Restructuring Interdisciplinaries in Higher Education (With emphasis on indicators)

Nader Shahamat; Hamid Reza Arasteh; Fatemeh Shahamat; Maryam Roozagar

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 55-77

  Academic interdisciplinaries demand their own specific standards of excellence. This study attempts to design a conceptual model and to edit its structural indices in university and descriptive-analytic method is used in it. For this reason, at first conceptual dimensions of the structure have been identified ...  Read More

Poetry Functions as an interdisciplinary field

Hamid Nassaj

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 79-99

  Although the interdisciplinary as a scientific concept does not have a long history, but as a research procedure, has a long history as of research itself. The question this paper poses is that whether interdisciplinary is a specific area of the Western culture or has a track record in the East and especially ...  Read More

City as an Interdisciplinary Phenomenon

Seyed Abol hassan Riazi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 101-115

  Interdisciplinary as a new approach to the problems of science and knowledge, has a wide range, but there is no consensus on its epistemological range and ontological domain. Among the different and various problems, there is a general agreement on “City” as a field of study as an interdisciplinary ...  Read More

The Interdisciplinary Essence of Political Knowledge

Hossein Salimi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 117-134

  In the article, it has been tried to answer a fundamental question on the political science; whether the science has been constituted through a combination of difference and diversity of sciences or that is a unique, totally independent discipline.  The author endeavors to manifest that the nature ...  Read More

Methodological Coordinates of Transdisciplinary Futures Studies as an Integrated Meta-Paradigm

Mahdi FatehRad; Reza Jalilvand; MohammadMahdi Mowlaei; Saeid Samiie; Leila Nasrolahi Vasati

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2014, Pages 135-161

  Futures research is transdisciplinary knowledge to understand the changes and futures. In the context of interdisciplinary methodology, current study reviews the paradigms of futures studies referring to typology of Joseph Voros and introduces five research paradigms including Positivism, Post-positivism, ...  Read More