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International Journal of Social Quality

(formerly European Journal of Social Quality)

Aims & Scope

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Published in partnership with the International Association on Social Quality and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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 8, Issue 1, Summer 2018


The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking
Laurent van der Maesen


Social Quality and Brexit in Stoke-on-Trent
Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

Citizens and Citizenship: The Rhetoric of Dutch Immigrant Integration Policy in 2011
Dana Rem and Des Gasper

Social Quality in China: An Analysis of the Evaluation of Different Classes
Cui Yan and Huang Yongliang

Singing with Dignity: Adding Social Quality to Organization Studies on Aging
Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil

The Role of Small-Scale Farming in Familial Care: Reducing Work Risks Stemming from the Market Economy in Northeast Thailand
Shinsuke Tomita, Mario Ivan Lopez, and Yasuyuki Kono

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