Important SQA publication available as e-book

May 16, 2020

Palgrave MacMillan has re-published Social Quality: From Theory to Indicators (2012) as an e-book via SpringerLink. The availability of this milestone publication on social quality has been limited for a …

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COVID-19 reveals stigmatization and discrimination

April 29, 2020

“We have not learned our lessons from earlier generations.” This conclusion of the article from IJSQ on the treatment of Mary Mellon (“Typhoid Mary”) in the early 20th century is …

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New Developments in Social Quality Theory

April 19, 2020

A new elaboration of the Social Quality Theory has been published on this website. It is a work in progress, part of an ongoing project, and invites scholars to think …

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IJSQ 9(2) released with full access

April 2, 2020

Volume 9(2) of the International Journal of Social Quality has been digitally released. All content has been made freely accessible through June 30 by Berghahn Journals. The articles in this …

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Publisher gives unlimited access to journal

March 29, 2020

In a thoughtful gesture to the academic community, Berghahn Journals have given unlimited digital access to all their published journals through June 30. Berghahn publishes the International Journal of Social …

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Sharpening the SQ approach and developing indicators

December 18, 2019

Two topics central to social quality thinking and its policy application are the focus of the International Journal of Social Quality, issue 9(1). The first is how to sharpen the …

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Journal explores sustainability related social quality approach

May 30, 2019

Issue 8(2) of the International Journal of Social Quality is now available from Berghahn Journals. The first three articles of this issue are dedicated to aspects of the current debate …

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Brexit from a Social Quality perspective

March 17, 2019

Over the past years, IASQ has actively taken steps to analyze the British vote on Brexit from a social quality perspective, and to translate the outcome of the analysis into …

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Important SQA publication available as e-book

By admin | May 16, 2020

Palgrave MacMillan has re-published Social Quality: From Theory to Indicators (2012) as an e-book via SpringerLink. The availability of this milestone publication on social quality has been limited …

Important SQA publication available as e-book Read More »

COVID-19 reveals stigmatization and discrimination

By admin | April 29, 2020

“We have not learned our lessons from earlier generations.” This conclusion of the article from IJSQ on the treatment of Mary Mellon (“Typhoid Mary”) in the early 20th …

COVID-19 reveals stigmatization and discrimination Read More »

New Developments in Social Quality Theory

By admin | April 19, 2020

A new elaboration of the Social Quality Theory has been published on this website. It is a work in progress, part of an ongoing project, and invites scholars …

New Developments in Social Quality Theory Read More »

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Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in an attempt to break the World Record for the most people on the bridge at one time and also the most flags on the bridge at one time in Sydney on May 30, 2014. Rotary broke the Guinness World Record for the number of people on the bridge with 340 beating the previous record of 316 organised by Oprah Winfrey in 2008. Also the record was broken for the number of different international flags flown with 219 flown beating the previous record of 143 to raise funds for Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

Social Quality – Building Bridges

The International Association on Social Quality (IASQ) contributes to building bridges toward cohesive and sustainable human societies. To do 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 about  the basics of Social Quality.

Development of the Social Quality Approach

The development of the social quality approach is a collective endeavor by a large number of scientists all over the world. Their common goal is to address urgent societal issues. Overall sustainability is more and more recognized as a key issue. Development of the social quality approach has started in the 1990s and is an ongoing process. For in-depth information, read Working Paper 13. An executive summary is also available. The paper presents an overview of the development of social quality theory, methodology and policy application.

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