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Ka Lin, Des Gasper, and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

In the current globalized world, societal trends, problems, and challenges come not only from national states but also from beyond. These trends, problems, and challenges include international migration, human traffi cking, pandemics such as HIV, environmental pollution, and terrorism, presenting risks for the progress of human society and for world peace. Therefore, they are, or should be, subject to forms of global governance. This issue of the International Journal of Social Quality includes several papers to discuss these issues as important topics in social quality studies.

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-down interventions into a more modern and inclusive form of governance. Rather than seeing bullying as the result of deviancy, the recognition of these different perspectives at the concrete everyday level can move toward a form of school policy in which all children

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The Evolution of 20 Years of Social Quality Thinking

in systemic failures inherent to the current systems of production, consumption, finance and governance. The behaviours that lead to these patterns are largely determined by the way consumerist societies are organized” ( WWF 2016: 13 ). But what are

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Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

inherent to the current systems of production, consumption, finance and governance. The behaviors that lead to these patterns are largely determined by the way consumerist societies are organized, and fixed in place through the underlying rules and

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The Rule of Law—A Heuristic Perspective?

of top-down government into governance as an outcome of the dialectic between by law determined equal positioned actors. This should be the challenge of elaborating the rule of law. In the article by Yanhui Xu and Ziyu Gong, the connections of themes

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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

forms of governance that can respond to uncertainty, a key issue at the heart of debates on sustainability (e.g., Bäckstrand 2006 ; Jordan 2008 ; van Zeijl-Rozema et al. 2008 ). Within this heightened context, there has been a boom in the development

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

intergovernmentalism as a means of global governance. That was the reason for the Swiss government, along with other 11 countries, to submit a draft resolution mandating a report on the state of research, risks, and possible governance options related to geoengineering

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Antipoverty Measures

The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery

Countries . Social Protection Discussion Paper Series No. 0402 . Washington, DC : World Bank . Borghi , V. , and R. van Berkel . 2007 . “ Individualised Service Provision in an Era of Activation and New Governance .” International Journal of

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

space is used. The fight against inequality requires the establishment of a new governance paradigm which coordinates efforts, strengthens formal coordination mechanisms, establishes joint responsibilities and provides the resources and incentives