The region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) plays a central role in the new issue of the International Journal of Social Quality (Volume 10.2), now published by Berghahn Journals. The developments of the past thirty years are analyzed from a social quality viewpoint. Contributions from international scholars deal with aspects of current society and the history of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and the CEE region as a whole. The analysis is deepened in the Editorial and in the Concluding Remarks.
This issue is also important because it takes another steps into the direction of open access. Not only are the Editorial and the Concluding Remarks available as a free download, this is also the case with two of the articles: The Curious Case of Slovakia: Regime Preferences Thirty Years after the Velvet Revolution, by Zuzana Reptova Novakova, and The Impact of Trust on the Quality of Participation on Development: The Case of Ukraine, by Tadashi Hirai.