The latest issue of the International Journal of Social Quality is now available from Berghahn Journals. Technically labeled as the ‘Winter 2015’ issue, a substantial part of the content focuses on the consequences of the Paris Climate Conference of December 2015 and the essential role of the social quality view in obtaining its goals. One…
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:
- news about current developments and events
- the organization
- theoretical background
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.