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The International Journal of Social Quality

(formerly The European Journal of Social Quality)

Aims & Scope

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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.

Current Issue

Volume 5, Issue 2, Winter 2015




“Living Well Rather Than Living Better”: Measuring Biocentric Human-Nature Rights and Human–Nature Development in Ecuador
Johannes M. Waldmüller

The Decline and Disorganization of Public Health in the United States: Social Implications
William W. Darrow

Sustainable Forest Management: The Role of Government Agencies, NGOs, and Local Communities in Western Australia
Leonie van der Maesen and Timothy Cadman

Measuring the Sustainability Performance of Our Decisions: The Best Practice Price Sustainability Metrics
H.J. (Huub) Lenders

Social Justice through Enterprises: The End of the 1972/1973 Conjuncture? A Legal Perspective
Hagen Henrÿ

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