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Social Quality in China

An Analysis of the Evaluation of Different Classes

Cui Yan and Huang Yongliang

demands and expectations of different social classes. This will be also a condition to achieve stable and sustainable societal development. Meanwhile, with the gradual expansion of the middle-income social class group, China’s societal structure has been

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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

judged by applying four normative factors. And this will deliver a new perspective on societal development ( Lin and Herrmann et al. 2015 ). Thanks to the opening to the global sustainability debate, the current three sets of factors (see Table 1 ) are

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Transfers at a Crossroads

An Anthropological Perspective

Noel B. Salazar

expertise about these matters. The question of how the future of Transfers looks will be greatly determined by larger academic and societal developments. The 2020 coronavirus crisis has profoundly shaken the world. As Mimi Sheller rightly points out

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Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus, and Katja Mäkinen

. Promotion of Societal Development and Stability The EU has multilevel cooperation agreements and initiatives with nonmember countries. The forms of this cooperation range from single projects with a specific focus to broad assessments of societal

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Tadashi Hirai

Participation is vital in societal development. It gives people a sense of ownership in their lives. It also renders development projects and practices both effective and accountable. To the extent that it has such significance, it is subject not

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A Thematic Issue about Central and Eastern European Societies

Zuzana Reptova Novakova and Laurent van der Maesen

division over central values in mind, this special issue steps toward an exploration of the contested region that is Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), shedding light on some of the ongoing complex societal developments that make it noteworthy. The

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Aygen Erdentug

The Santa Claus figure, the Christmas tree and decorations that are associated with this Christian holiday have been adopted by liberal consumers in Turkey, a Muslim country. These Turks envisage Santa Claus, in his trademark red suit, as a gift bearer on the occasion of New Year's Eve. This societal development has consolidated the cultural distance not only between the upper and lower classes but also between the established middle class and the flourishing, new conservative middle class. In protest, the religiously conservative have produced sombre 'alternative gatherings' to remind Turks of their Muslim heritage.

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affinity with the constitutional factor of “social recognition,” which refers to respect and dignity. It is mainly related to processes of self-realization in the interactive setting of societal development and the world of daily life ( Van der Maesen and

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based on the elaboration of the interrelationships of the social quality approach, the Russian interpretation of quality of life approach, and the noosphere paradigm of global societal development. The authors’ purpose is to stimulate reflection on how

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The Past as a Foreign Country

Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Pinker’s “Prehistoric Anarchy”

Linda Fibiger

problems. Past criticisms have resulted from its potential colonial associations, involving assumed uniformity and linear concepts of societal development (that is, from the more “primitive” to the more “advanced/civilized”). 18 The key issue arises from