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John Gillespie and Katherine Morris

Nothingness contains three different concepts of God: God as Nature, God as radical Otherness, and God as Absolute Value. He then uses Sartre's concept of the imaginary to explain how these concepts take on anthropomorphised forms in popular religions

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-monopoly capitalism” as the dominant socioeconomic and sociopolitical practice in Russia. This theme has been analyzed earlier by one of the authors; it stimulates material self-interest, the monetary absolutization of human beings, and environmental destruction

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

and Hobbes, which are based on greed and individual human selfishness that accentuate absolute power, struggle, competition, rivalry, and envy. According to Herrmann, this narrowing of economic thinking resulted in a systematic form of ignoring the

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

traditionally fragmented disciplines can be facilitated by the links offered by ET and SQA. Such a dialogue is a great deal more than just an exercise, more than art for art's sake. It is an absolute prerequisite to being able to comprehensively understand and

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Antipoverty Measures

The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery

, and Dignity Poverty is a concept that has been defined and measured in numerous ways. Broadly speaking, income level is used to describe poverty as “absolute” or “relative,” yet the definitions of these categories have also been a matter of debate (see

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Concluding Remarks

A “Social Quality Observatory” for Central and Eastern European Countries?

Laurent J. G. van der Maesen

is not only because of the economic inequality, but also because the absolute majority of the population of Slovakia is convinced that oligarchs and financial groups have a strong control over the government, undermining “freedom, equality and

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The Case of Pakistan

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Perceived Well-Being of Displaced Households

Fariya Hashmat, Ahmad Nawaz, Tony Bradley, and Asad Ghalib

This article represents a qualitative investigation of the vulnerabilities of displaced households in Pakistan caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The analyses are conducted through the lens of social quality theory and the social quality approach according to four societal dimensions that condition household life chances. Our findings reveal that these households reflect a reversal of the sustainable development cycle. They are at risk of being economically unstable, being unable to gain new skills, falling into absolute poverty, increased morbidity rates, and disrupted education. The most severe form of deprivation is the disruption of their networks of social cohesion, leading to greater isolation and marginalization; this is especially true for women and children. The Pakistani government must take immediate and substantive action to improve the situations of these most vulnerable of households.

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Adeel Hamza and John Gannon

written in three languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin’. This in a way involves the ‘contamination’ of the one by the other, or, in Mauss’s terms, ‘the absolute permeability of ancient societies’, with their ‘countless interpenetrations’ (Mauss [1939] 1968