New issue of Journal: A more global point of view

November 29, 2018

Issue 8.1 of the International Journal of Social Quality marks the start of the collaboration of Berghahn Journals, IASQ and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). As editor Laurent …

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Social Quality conference in Beijing

September 25, 2018

The Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is hosting an international conference in Beijing, titled “Sociology Summit Forum in 2018 – Social Quality and Social …

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Journal of Social Quality focuses on rule of law

July 14, 2018

With focus on the rule of law, the current issue of the International Journal of Social Quality stimulates the dialogue about this highly relevant societal aspect of the sociopolitical/legal dimension. …

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Amsterdam street fair draws attention to polluted oceans

May 5, 2018

A colorful parade in the Amsterdam, the Netherlands, street fair Bredewegfestival has drawn the attention of the spectators to the plastic polluting Earth’s oceans. In a surrealistic setting, the procession …

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Societal abundance versus inequality of access

December 21, 2017

Societal abundance versus increasing inequality of access; it is one of the themes addressed in issue 7.1 of the International Journal of Social Quality. This issue contains contributions from authors …

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Research on poverty, shame and dignity

August 3, 2017

The International Journal on Social Quality has published a special issue (volume 6.2) themed Experiencing Dignity while Accessing Public Services in the Global North and South. This issue is guest …

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Focus on two publications

May 2, 2017

    1. The Decent Society, Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace and Roger Sapsford 2. Mapping Social Quality, Ka Lin and Hua Li   The Decent Society, Planning for social quality A book …

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ISSC Report – Challenging Inequalities

March 13, 2017

The World Social Science Report 2016 by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) is highly relevant today. The issues discussed in this report are directly related to the problems that IASQ …

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New issue of Journal: A more global point of view

November 29, 2018

Issue 8.1 of the International Journal of Social Quality marks the start of the collaboration of Berghahn Journals, IASQ and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). As editor Laurent …

New issue of Journal: A more global point of view Read More »

Social Quality conference in Beijing

September 25, 2018

The Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is hosting an international conference in Beijing, titled “Sociology Summit Forum in 2018 – Social Quality and Social …

Social Quality conference in Beijing Read More »

Journal of Social Quality focuses on rule of law

July 14, 2018

With focus on the rule of law, the current issue of the International Journal of Social Quality stimulates the dialogue about this highly relevant societal aspect of the sociopolitical/legal dimension. …

Journal of Social Quality focuses on rule of law 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.