The International Journal of Social Quality

(formerly The European Journal of Social Quality)

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Editor: Ka Lin, Zhejiang University

Published in partnership with Zhejiang University and the International Association on Social Quality

The International Journal of Social Quality is a peer reviewed, scholarly journal which has a primary focus on the interpretation of social quality through a wide range of disciplines, including social policy, economics, sociology, law and legal studies, philosophy, political science, geography, health sciences, and public administration. The journal seeks to create a forum for scientists, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to discuss issues related to social quality based on qualitative and quantitative methods, normative debate and action-oriented case studies. The journal also discusses the social quality theory and approach in comparison with other approaches such as the quality of life, social capital, human security, the capability approach, and the human development or social harmony approach. Special attention is given to global sustainability challenges addressed from the social quality and human security approach.

International Journal of Social Quality is published twice a year in Summer and Winter.

Current Issue

Volume 4, Issue 1




A Critical Qualitative Study of the Relationship between Social Empowerment and Participatory Democracy in the UK
Steven Corbett

Environmental Public Participation in the UK
Hinrich Voss

Environmental Sustainability as Indicator of Social Quality: The New Opportunities Offered by Communication
Renato Fontana and Martina Ferrucci

Sustainable Development as a Goal: Social, Environmental and Economic Dimensions
Vera Mignaqui

National Environmental Policy Development for Sustainable Economic Growth in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Pakistan
Syed Shahbaz Hussain and Pirzada Sami Ullah Sabri

Cohesion, Exclusion and Social Quality
Paul Spicker