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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

More than a quarter of a century has passed since the publication of the landmark Brundtland report “Our Common Future,” from the World Commission on Environment and Development, which defined sustainable development as “development that meets the

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The Impact of Trust on the Quality of Participation in Development

The Case of Ukraine

Tadashi Hirai

investigate the environment and state of participation, the following four categories were investigated: “freedom of expression,” “freedom of association and assembly,” “personal integrity and security,” and “civil society participation.” 4 The first three

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Pathways to Empowerment

The Social Quality Approach as a Foundation for Person-Centered Interventions

Judith R. L. M. Wolf and Irene E. Jonker

fundamental assumption of the strengths perspective is that every person has strengths, talents, and goals and that their environments consist of resources, people, and opportunities. PTE adopted the six strengths principles as described by Charles Rapp and

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Evolutionary Thermodynamics and Theory of Social Quality as Links between Physics, Biology, and the Human Sciences

Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

explained this by saying that a new characteristic is the result of an organism adapting to a new environment. This characteristic is then inherited. Darwin (1859) stated that organisms with hereditary traits that provide better adaptation to the new

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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