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Social Quality in China

An Analysis of the Evaluation of Different Classes

Cui Yan and Huang Yongliang

Europe’s SQ theory system has a close relationship with China’s social governance innovation, and the SQ theory has some significance for providing reference for the social governance practice. With this in mind, it is worthwhile to note that the second

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Gender Parity and Equality in the Sultanate of Oman

A Case in Education for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Faryal Khan and Maricel Fernandez-Carag

sectors of the economy. If Oman is serious about introducing reforms in education and in aiming to close the gap in gender inequality in education, it must take into consideration: (1) governance and financing of the education system; (2) curricula

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Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

independent and anti-politics movements in local political discourse, and growing levels of hostility toward both local and national structures of governance, to the decline of electoral engagement. We argue that the outcome of the vote and the increasing

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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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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

institutional consolidation in line with practices of “good governance” and market liberalization. Much less attention is devoted to the embeddedness of the changes ongoing at policy level in the various segments of society and the interaction of individual and

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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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Paolo Motta

them being the 2004 RFO PAGUS (Programme of Assistance for Governance of Urban Sustainability) within the INTERREG III program, which was designed to foster economic and social cohesion among regions within and outside of Europe ( PAGUS 2000

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Muhammad Yasir Ali and Ka Lin

allows women the low status of societal stratification and the disadvantage of societal participation by lack of inclusivity, gender equality, and governance. Thus, adopting the ideal of “perceived social quality” into our analysis opens a new way of