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.

Current Issue

Volume 4, Issue 2



Human Security Analysis as a Framework for Value-Oriented Governance: The Example of Climate Change
Des Gasper

What Can the Human Development Approach Tell Us about Crisis? An Exploration
Oscar A. Gómez

Social Quality Indicators in Times of Crisis: The Case of Greece
Konstantinos G. Kougias

From Entitlements to Provisions – and Back
Ton Korver

Investing in Workplace Innovation Pays Off for SMEs: A Regional Innovation Initiative from the Netherlands
Peter Oeij, Ernest de Vroome, Astrid Bolland, Rob Gründemann and Lex van Teeffelen