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A Thematic Issue about Central and Eastern European Societies

Zuzana Reptova Novakova and Laurent van der Maesen

economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive social market economy, aiming at full employment and social progress, and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment” ( IASQ 2019: n. 32 ). This frame of reference

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The Curious Case of Slovakia

Regime Preferences Thirty Years after the Velvet Revolution

Zuzana Reptova Novakova

given sociospatial polity, which are not of concern here. 8 Socioeconomic security understood as resources to cope with aspects of daily life, including such risks as those related to financial resources, housing, environment, health and care, work

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Reconfiguring the Politics of School Anti-Bullying Policy Making in Taiwan

A Critical Realist Approach

Ming-Lun Chung

policy process within a specific political system, not to mention the interaction between policy and outer political environment. As discussed earlier, knowledge production is related to epistemological and methodological groundings, which could also be

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Indignity in Cash Transfers

The Senior Citizen’s Grant in Uganda

Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo

practice is implicitly shaming, they defended it as inevitable, given the noisy environment of the SCG payment points and the hearing impairments afflicting many of the elderly beneficiaries. The beneficiaries, however, insisted that other stigma

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Singing with Dignity

Adding Social Quality to Organization Studies on Aging

Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil

used to like songs on somber topics like death because I have been through these experiences. I value the group songs a lot. … The group feeling I find nice. It is a safe environment. It is OK if we make mistakes. … everybody supports you. Usefulness to

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Social Quality in China

An Analysis of the Evaluation of Different Classes

Cui Yan and Huang Yongliang

improvement of their material living standards. In general, after individuals get enough to eat and dress, they will put forward higher requirements for the environment and development levels. On the one hand, the public hopes that society can have greater

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Social Quality and Brexit in Stoke-on-Trent, England

Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

more distant [societal] and physical environment in which [he lives]” ( Abbott et al. 2016: 72 ). This is not uncommon; the transference of risk onto individuals under the neoliberal socioeconomic model has seen a rise in flexible working practices and

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Editorial

Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

has caused great imbalances and damage, for example, to the environment. Precisely because of these contradictory aspects and the profound changes in relations between human communities, the leadership of this complex globalization process cannot be

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The Art of Revolutionary Praxis

Ghosting a History without Shadows

Duane H. Davis

individual consciousness, but in a social and political world of series, gatherings, and class. For Sartre, literature provided an invaluable intersubjective environment for this analysis. As we shall see below, Merleau-Ponty was not as exclusive about only

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Urbanization and Sustainability after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paolo Motta

a fundamental part of our new urban reality that ought to be preserved. It captures communities’ many immaterial values, which are indispensable elements of their collective identities. One value is underlined in the need to protect the environment