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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

unity. Particular attention is given to the interdependent dialectical character of processes in societies between humans and (evolving) levels of societal organization. We propose that the theory of social quality, both in ontological and

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Social Quality and Working Poverty in the European Union and Slovakia in Particular

Michaela Milena Schubertová and Mária Antalová

This article explores conditional factors in operation in the (re)production of working poverty. In particular we pay attention to the interrelationship between these factors, as conceived from the social quality perspective and as the outcome of

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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

various related methodological issues. This is based especially on the outcomes of Working Paper 17 of the International Association on Social Quality (IASQ 2019) and the study about the conditions for interdisciplinary research in the natural sciences, in

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Transformation of Urban–Rural Relationships in the Context of Global Challenges

Paolo Motta, Cintia Jaime, and Federico Salmeron Escobar

vision of the social quality theory (SQT) and approach (SQA). A close relationship with the surrounding environment, considered the basic element of productive, agricultural, and natural resources and the safeguard of a territory over time, has

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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

Goscha 2012 ). From its start, the social quality approach (SQA) has been the theoretical framework to structure and ground PTE for its use in daily practice as well as for its implementation training courses. The SQA proved particularly useful in

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The Case of Australia

Trust During Pandemic Uncertainty—A Qualitative Study of Midlife Women in South Australia

Paul R. Ward, Belinda Lunnay, Kristen Foley, Samantha B. Meyer, Jessica Thomas, Ian Olver, and Emma R. Miller

social quality post-pandemic. Our article responds to recent calls for social science research on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic ( Brown 2020 ; Ward 2020 ). Since the beginning of the pandemic, people in most countries around the world have

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The Case of Brazil

Coloniality and Pandemic Misgovernance as Necropolitical Tools in the Amazon

Vanessa Boanada Fuchs

scientific denialism, misinformation, and mismanagement of resources, all of which, aside from the important human cost, have contributed to a decrease in the social quality of the daily lives of many people, hitting the most vulnerable of Brazil

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The Recovery of Ukraine

Social Quality in the Postwar Societal Space

Valeriy Heyets, Viktoriia Blyzniuk, and Olena Nykyforuk

order to fully comprehend the complexities resulting from the war, an appropriate configuration of frameworks is needed as a perspective for analysis, interpretation, and understanding. The explorations in this article will deploy the social quality

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The Case of India

A Moral Foundation for the Impact of COVID-19 on Health and Society in the World's Largest Democracy

Sony Pellissery, Vijay Paul, Khushi Srivastava, and Drishti Ranjan

develop a framework, using the case of Indian society and the COVID-19 virus, for marrying QoG with the social quality approach (SQA). We find that the impartiality principle advanced in the QoG approach is insufficient to capture the complex dimensions

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People's Perceptions of the Impact of Climate Change and the Effect of a Community Development Project in Nigeria

Anselm Adodo and Monica Imoudu

scientific work presented here, concerning the complexities related to climate change, the approaches as elaborated in the social quality perspective are therefore most useful. Through its comprehensive frameworks, it enables us to look at the complexity of