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most complicated challenge of humankind—namely, the sustainability of their living conditions on earth—to the question of how to restrict carbon dioxide emissions and related forms of pollution with the help of new energy production technologies. This

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

. “ Addressing Marine Plastic Pollution: The Plastic Soup Foundation and the Four-Dimensional Application of the Social Quality Approach .” International Journal of Social Quality 8 ( 2 ): 47 – 78 . 10.3167/IJSQ.2018

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Does Democratic Theory Need Epistemic Standards?

Grounds for a Purely Procedural Defense of Majority Rule

Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

external to the democratic decision-making process. Internalists, or proceduralists, hold that, to vindicate a decision-making process, one need only show that it is procedurally fair.… [However], if we decide that a problem, such as air pollution, is of

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

As caste hierarchy is closely associated with pollution-purity principles, dining together or taking a meal offered by someone of a lower caste is considered humiliating by the upper caste. 9 It is in this context that we must take note of the fact

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The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums

Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy

Alice el-Wakil

second step of the procedure, the campaign and popular vote. The fact that it is the majority of citizens that makes the final binding decision provides, to reuse Goodin’s pollution example, big industries with a strong incentive to find arguments

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The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

exclusion, and pollution.” One example is the city of Surat in India (with a 2018 population of more than six million), a pioneer member of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, located in New York. The megacity of Surat will be exposed to

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

Expressions of Global Ecological and Societal Misbalances

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

climate change, bio-degeneration, and the ongoing pollution of nature, new steps for bridging the natural and the human sciences are a conditio sine qua non for understanding the complexity of the multidimensionality of critical situations that demand

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Paolo Motta

conditions is rather unpredictable; though rising atmospheric pollution and significant water shortages are already visible. These urban settlements have increased exponentially since the middle of the twentieth century, attracting large flows of rural

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Editorial Introduction

The Cases of India, South Africa, and Brazil

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

on the south and east sides of São Palo, which are predominantly occupied by Afro-Brazilians. Coincidentally, these are the regions most affected by heavy rains, pollution and drought events. … Both climate change and the pandemic underscore a

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Shobita Parthasarathy

revealed these biases, and taught us their price. Limiting access to healthcare, allowing environmental pollution, and enabling crowded and unsanitary housing conditions is unjust, and it has made vulnerable citizens more susceptible to getting and dying