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The Curious Case of Slovakia

Regime Preferences Thirty Years after the Velvet Revolution

Zuzana Reptova Novakova

article is to briefly explore the Slovak social terrain using the four foundational domains of social quality: (1) socioeconomic security; (2) social cohesion; (3) social inclusion; and (4) social empowerment. The fourth domain is the result of

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The Case of the United States

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Connectedness and Isolation in Low-Income Communities

Allison A. Parsons, Danielle Maholtz, Jamaica Gilliam, Haleigh Larson, Dan Li, Sophia J. Zhao, Brita Roy, and Carley Riley

: freedom and togetherness; family; friends; everyday routines; life events (2) Social empowerment: represents the extent to which people are able to attain roles of responsibility within society and be involved in societal change. (3) Subthemes

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Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society

A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov

, norms, and values are shared in a domain of trust, integrative norms and values, and human networks and identities; social empowerment— the extent to which structures, systems, and institutions enhance people’s capability to play a responsible role in

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Social Quality

Regaining Political Economy

Peter Herrmann

(Opportunities) Constitutional (Processes) Normative (Outcomes) Socio-economic security Personal security Social justice (including equity) Social cohesion Social recognition Solidarity Social inclusion Social responsiveness Equal value Social empowerment

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Valeriy Heyets

strongly support socio-economic security, social cohesion, social inclusion, and social empowerment. Of course, where the first two basic conditions are missing (temporary or permanently), it is the task of the national welfare system to stop or keep the

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The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

to develop new perspectives and to strengthen community power for enhancing their own daily circumstances. To stimulate this form of social empowerment will be the appropriate answer to their exploitation by populist parties. The accent on social

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Editorial

The Rule of Law—A Heuristic Perspective?

impoverished people with strengthening the community capacity? Both authors interpret the latter concept as social empowerment that delivers a strong affinity of Sen’s capability theory and the social quality theory with regard to this aspect. One of the

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Singing with Dignity

Adding Social Quality to Organization Studies on Aging

Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil

criterion for social inclusion; and human dignity as a necessary condition for social empowerment. Normative factors, Alan Walker (2009: 213) notes, are “used to make judgments about the appropriate or necessary degree of social quality.” Though

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Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas, and Péter Róbert

suggesting other components and developing four analytical fields or conditional factors of social quality: socioeconomic security, social cohesion, social inclusion, and social empowerment. These four factors appear as four quadrants expressing the

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The Case of Germany

Civil Society and Civic Activism in the Pandemic

Susann Worschech

responsiveness, and personal capacities; second, conditional factors as opportunities and contingencies concerning the objective aspects of daily circumstances such as socioeconomic security, social cohesion, social inclusion, and social empowerment; and third