About the Journal

Welfare states have made well-being one of the main focuses of public policies. Social policies entail, however, complicated, and sometimes almost insurmountable, issues of prioritization, measurement, problem evaluation or strategic and technical decision making concerning aim-setting or finding the most adequate means to ends. Given the pressures to effectiveness it is no wonder that the last several decades have witnessed the imposition of research-based social policies as standard as well as the development of policy-oriented research methodologies. Legitimate social policies are, in this context, more and more dependent on the accurate use of diagnostic methods, of sophisticated program evaluation approaches, of benchmarking and so on. Inspired by this acute interest, our journal aims to host primarily articles based on policy research and methodological approaches of policy topics. Our journal is open to sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, psychologists, statisticians, economists, historians and political scientists. General theoretical papers are also welcomed if do not deviate from the interests stated above. The editors also welcome reviews of books that are relevant to the topics covered in the journal.

Volume 9, Issue 1 July 2018


Diah Fatma Sjoraida, Luthfi Hamzah Husin, Dede Mariana
Further analysis on freedom of information in Indonesia: A case study of public information disclosure in West Java Province 

Mihók-Géczi Iános-Mátyás-Tamás, Sergiu Bălțătescu
Subjective well-being of abstinent alcoholics in Romania. A study using Personal Wellbeing Index


Leonore Riitsalu, Rein Murakas, Diana Veeret
Disentangling financial literacy: three-dimensional approach to analysing management of personal finances in Estonia

Zsuzsanna Bögre
How to Use Life History in Sociology?

Akunnaya Pearl Opoko, Adedapo Adewunmi Oluwatayo, Bayo Amole, Ekundayo Adeyinka Adeyemi
Role of actors in informal settlements real estate market

Nikos Kourachanis
Forms of Social Exclusion in Familistic Welfare Capitalism: Family Homelessness in Athens

Nguyen Thi My Hanh
Confucianism and Soft Power of China

Book reviews
Rathny Suy, Leaksmy Chhay, Catherine Wanjiru Mbugua
Sri Wening Handayani and Babken Babajanian (Eds). Social protection for older persons: Social pensions in Asia. Asian Development Bank Publishing, 2012, 296 p.


ISSN (print) 2067-2640
ISSN (electronic) 2068-9861

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