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Jan Berting

The social quality approach (SQA) can be considered as a specific collective representation that has the possibilities to be used as a policy instrument, thus as a method of social, cultural and economic change. The SQA contains important conditional factors: socioeconomic security, social cohesion, social inclusion and social empowerment. These factors seem to be in the first place objectives of social and economic change. In reference to the constructionalist factors, this article also analyses the specific nature of collective representations and their many variations. They are regarded as fundamental elements in social quality studies. In the last part, this study assesses the relevance of social quality studies and their usefulness in relation with various issues in a democratic society or in societies that are on the road towards a democratic future.

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Corporate Sustainability

An Academic Review

Varhese Joy

approach has been developed in the past few years with regard to defining the concept of sustainability in the context of the social quality approach (SQA). The advocates for the SQA approach saw that they were able to provide a better understanding of the

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Valeriy Heyets

. In this study, some points of departure with regard to the social quality approach (SQA)—with which to understand and to address transformational changes—are in accordance with the study by Zuzana Novakova, published earlier in this journal. It

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Social Quality

Opening Individual Well-Being for a Social Perspective

Peter Herrmann

The article presents the application of the Social Quality Approach in order to develop a clear understanding of the European Social Model. For this Social Quality is understood as both a normative approach and an analytical tool. The article allows an insight into the actual meaning of the statement frequently made that the course of European integration falls short when it comes to social policy. The problem, however, is not the lack of responsibility for social policy. Rather, the author emphasises that the real problem is the specific interpretation of the social.

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Public Evaluation of Society in China

The Social Quality Approach

Ren Liying and Zou Yuchin

employs the social quality approach (SQA) to analyze these conditional factors that affect people's evaluation. The study first briefly introduces social quality theories and then raises research hypotheses for its research; next, it describes the

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Ferenc Bódi, Jenő Zsolt Farkas, and Péter Róbert

same thing but labeling it again as well-being. This shows clearly a kind of theoretical mismatch when research turns to empirical analysis. In this article, we will use the social quality approach to underpin our empirical analysis theoretically ( Beck

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Searching for a New Way of Thinking about Society

A Noospheric Social Quality Orientation for Development toward Sustainability

Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov and Nikolay Vyacheslavovich Bobkov

The Social Quality Approach’s Pathway to the Challenge of Sustainability Globally, experts have broadly examined the matter of social quality in Europe, Asia, and Australia since the end of the twentieth century. Based on the outcomes, the second

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

characteristics of the social quality approach which also are relevant for this editorial ( IASQ 2019 ). In the fall of 2019, the new European Commission ( EC 2019/a ) also clearly said in its document about the European Green Deal that it would propose and

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Paolo Motta

desperately need a comprehensive vision to face the complexity of urban agglomerations. And this vision must make efficient use the social quality approach as the proper tool to define strategic guidelines and support integrated urban and rural planning

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

as the social quality approach (SQA). As potential catalysts for connecting the sciences, both ET and the SQA seek to end the theoretical and practical divide between physics and other natural and human sciences. The dialogue between these