A new book and two Chinese translations

A new book and two Chinese translations

Berghahn Books (Oxford/New York, www.Berghahnbooks.com) has published ‘Social Quality Theory: A new Perspective on Social Development’, edited by prof. Ka Lin and prof. Peter Herrmann. This book assesses societal progress and introduces relevant policy proposals in a more nuanced approach, breaking through the limitations previously set by purely economistic paradigms.   In December 2015 the Chinese…

International Journal of Social Quality 5.1

International Journal of Social Quality 5.1

Issue 5.1 of the International Journal on Social Quality has been released by Berghahn Journals. In this issue the tension between economic politics and policies and the role and meaning of other dimensions of societies is central. The contributions to this issue reflect the ambition of the Journal to stimulate a dialogue between various approaches to address…

Worldwide support for IASQ / ISS manifesto

Worldwide support for IASQ / ISS manifesto

The sustainability manifesto published by IASQ and ISS in The Netherlands is being supported and reposted worldwide. Below are some links to sites and blogs voicing their support for this manifesto, urging scholars and world leaders at the Paris climate conference COP21 to address increasing unsustainability of living conditions on our planet.   Programa Ambiente…

Social Quality – Building Bridges

The International Association on Social Quality (IASQ) contributes to building bridges towards cohesive and sustainable human societies. To achieve this, IASQ develops the social quality theory, methodology and policy application. Social quality is defined as the extent to which people are able to participate in social relationships under conditions which enhance their well-being, capacity and individual potential. Read more in this introduction.

This website informs about the work and background of the International Association on Social Quality and its predecessor, the European Foundation on Social Quality (EFSQ).

The site contains information on:

Development of the Social Quality Approach

For in-depth information read Working Paper 13: The Start and Development of the Social Quality Approach. An executive summary is also available. The paper presents an overview of the development of social quality theory, methodology and policy application since the 1990s as a result of a collective endeavour by a large number of scientists in Europe, Asia and Australia, inspired to address current and upcoming societal issues.

In project collaboration with

ISS, Part of Erasmus University - The Hague, the Netherlands

EURISPES - Institute of Political, Economic and Social Studies - Rome, Italy

Zhejiang University - Hangzhou, China