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  1.  11
    Sociocultural Change in Hungary.Ferenc Bódi & Ralitsa Savova - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (2):39-51.
    Although Hungary joined the European Union in 2004, it seems that it has not yet been able to catch up with its Western European neighbors socioeconomically. The reasons for this are numerous, including the fact that this former historical region, today the sovereign state of Hungary, has a specific sociocultural image and attitude formed by various historical events. And the nature of these events can explain why Hungary’s economic development and overarching political narrative differ so markedly from Western Europe. The (...)
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    The Impact of the Changing World Order on the Situation of Central and Eastern Europe.Gracjan Cimek - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (2):93-112.
    This article presents the impact of the changing world order on the situation of Central and Eastern Europe, paying particular attention to Poland. It looks at the geopolitical and economic conditions during the regional superpower rivalry between the United States, China, Russia, and the European Union within the emerging multipolar order, which is manifested in the 17 + 1 format and the Three Seas Initiative. Poland, trying to get out of the peripheral status resulting from the neoliberal shock doctrine, is (...)
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    Support for a Populist Government in Poland.Michał Gulczyński - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (2):20-38.
    In the recent years, one of the most popular subjects of research in political science has been the rise of populism. In Poland, an anti-establishment government has won a second electoral cycle in a row. However, unlike in Hungary, the opposition received a comparable share of the vote. In this article, I try to show how a country with a seemingly homogeneous population could have become so divided. I argue that the current polarization is based on the lack of social (...)
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    The Impact of Trust on the Quality of Participation in Development.Tadashi Hirai - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (2):72-92.
    Participation is essential in societal development. Nevertheless, it still tends to be implemented unsystematically, and to be interpreted loosely without attention to context. For effective implementation, trust needs to be taken more seriously. The nexus between participation and trust plays a key role in societal processes toward democracy. Highlighting it is particularly relevant to the political, economic, cultural, and environmental transition in Ukraine, where participation is encouraged while the level of trust is fragile, resulting in multiple adverse effects on everyday (...)
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    A Mistrustful Society?Nicole Horáková - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (2):52-71.
    The level of trust in politicians also in government institutions is taken as an indicator of the state of society in general. Various studies have shown that the population of the Central Eastern European countries, and especially the citizens of the Czech Republic, lack trust in state institutions and democratic structures. The trust of the Czech population in government institutions is, compared to other European countries, at a relatively low level. This article aims to discuss different factors that are currently (...)
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  6. Concluding Remarks.Laurent J. G. van der Maesen - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (2):113-138.
    The Amsterdam Declaration on Social Quality, 1997More than twenty years ago many European scholars started with the development of a new theory and its application with a declaration, the first paragraph of which follows here:Respect for the fundamental human dignity of all citizens requires us to declare that we do not want to see growing numbers of beggars, tramps and homeless in the cities of Europe. Nor can we countenance a Europe with large numbers of unemployed, growing numbers of poor (...)
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    Corporate Sustainability.Varhese Joy - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (1):87-104.
    This is a review of the concept corporate sustainability. Being the most widely discussed and deliberated topic in the management and corporate literature, this concept has been defined by many academic scholars with their own specific approach. This article makes an attempt to review these approaches and will examine them in the context of the principles of the social quality approach. The progress and relevance of the United Nation’s 2030 sustainable development is also reviewed. The conceptual and methodological redefinition given (...)
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    Urbanization and Sustainability After the COVID-19 Pandemic.Paolo Motta - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (1):1-28.
    This article explores the current scenario of urban agglomerations, drawing attention to the growth of population and the process of unruled urbanization that endangers the delicate balance between human settlements and the surrounding environment. It focuses on the heritage values as fundamental elements for a correct urban development and highlights the impacts that metropolises and megacities have on climate change and the effects on them produced by COVID-19. It then looks at the role that minor cities and towns play and (...)
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    Pathways to Empowerment.Judith R. L. M. Wolf & Irene E. Jonker - 2020 - International Journal of Social Quality 10 (1):29-56.
    A program for person-centered intervention—Pathways to Empowerment —is indebted to the social quality approach, which has been developed as its scientific foundation. It provides comprehensive insight into all sorts of factors that have an impact on the quality of the daily lives of persons who have lost control in their lives. In this article, we describe what puzzles were encountered in this developmental process, specifically with regard to the constitutional factors of social quality, which are strongly linked to biographical development (...)
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