Quo Vadis Europe

Part of the previous story is of course the question mentioned above … – and a small contribution to push the direction can be made here, where the IASQ is calling scholars to support our Declaration that was published om March 8, 2017. The Declaration, titled The Post Brexit Declaration on Social Quality In Europe, deals with … Continua a leggere

the latest issue of The International Journal of Social Quality

A bit of advertisement – the copy of a mail I received via a mailing list: Dear Colleague, We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of The International Journal of Social Quality has recently been published by Berghahn Journals.  In this issue, the articles consider multiple approaches as they address societal issues such … Continua a leggere

Searching for a new way of Thinking Society for Today

A new piece, written together with Vyacheslav N. Bobkov, is titled Searching for a new way of Thinking Society for Today—Noospheric Social quality It is published in Volume 12, Issue 2 of the journal Ekonomika regiona [Economy of Region], on pages 451-462 (doi 10.17059/2016–2–11) The abstract states: Obviously, we face an economic crisis that dominates the headlines of … Continua a leggere

Lectures

Two presentations coming up on the 19th of February 2016, another attempt to contribute to understanding a world (‘s development) that is apparently increasingly difficult to be comprehended – but perhaps it is easier than we think. The one is on: Space – A Category between Physical Extension, Economic, Re-Production and Understanding the Self the … Continua a leggere

Opening Views against the Closure of the World

New Publication, open for preorders Opening Views against the Closure of the World Author: Peter Herrmann (EURISPES – Istituto di Studi Politici, Economici e Sociali, Rome, Italy, and others) Book Description:  The chapters of the present book analyze contemporary societal challenges and changes in light of the social quality approach and French regulationist thinking. This means … Continua a leggere

Social Quality — The Book

Book announcement  SOCIAL QUALITY THEORY A New Perspective on Social Development Edited by Ka Lin and Peter Herrmann 160 pages, 21 figs., 26 tables, index ISBN 978-1-78238-897-5 $39.95/£25.00 Pb Published (July 2015) eISBN 978-1-78238-898-2 eBook Social quality thinking emerged from a critique of one-sided policies by breaking through the limitations previously set by purely economistic … Continua a leggere

Opening Views against the Closure of the World

Just doing there final work – proof reading etc. – A book under the title Opening Views against the Closure of the World should then soon ready for publication at http://www.wvfs.at. Some overview in the following.  The contributions collected in this volumes are all centred around challenges we face globally – and saying globally means that … Continua a leggere

My Story – A study of Chinese cultural identity in Australia

The book My Story – A study of Chinese cultural identity in Australia   edited by Fan Hong and Liang Fen had been launched during an international event in Perth, Australia. The book had been published as volume 5 of the series Asia Studies – Within and Without – a book series edited by that … Continua a leggere

Europe – Yesterday we stood at the abyss

but now we are moving forward. Europe is coming to an end … … at least with the ideas of the new President of the Commisszion. Now, the summer break is surely ended by now and it is time to look at the awaking world. By now the president of the European Commission is in office. But … Continua a leggere

Relationality …. forest – trees

We, working on social quality, thought for many years now how to explain properly what it is about, the social, defined as an outcome of the interaction between people (constituted as actors) and their constructed and natural environment. Its subject matter refers to people’s interrelated productive and reproductive relationships. In other words, the constitutive interdependency … Continua a leggere