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Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being

New Dimensions in Community Well-Being

Editors: Kraeger, Patsy, Cloutier, Scott, Talmage, Craig (Eds.)

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  • Addresses new innovations in quality of life and well-being from the perspectives of the individual, society and community
  • Reflects the broad interdisciplinary nature of quality of life assessment and research
  • Represents community and national level work with international best practices
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This volume addresses new innovations in quality of life and well-being from the perspectives of the individual, society and community. It aggregates the perspectives, research questions, methods and results that consider how quality of life is influenced in our modern society. Chapters in this volume present theoretical and practical examples on different aspects of quality of life and community well-being representing American, European, Native American and African perspectives. This volume is of interest to scholars in sociology, psychology, economy, philosophy, health research as well as practitioners across the social sciences. 

About the authors

Dr. Patsy Kraeger  is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies at Georgia Southern University. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University, the School of Public Affairs, with a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the School of Community Resources and Development.  Her primary research interests are focused on the social economy, social enterprise and innovation, performance management and governance in the public and nonprofit sectors, and the study of philanthropy vis-à-vis democracy.  She also researches in the area of quality of life studies.  Her research has been presented at the Academy of Management, the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, the International Society for Third Sector Research, the International Quality of Life Studies, and the Western Social Science Association conferences.  She is the co-chair for the Public Administration Section of the Western Social Science Association.  She has research and other academic writings appearing in the Journal of Public Affairs Education, Public Administration Review, the International Journal of Public Administration, NVSQ, and Voluntas.   

Dr. Scott Cloutier is an Assistant Professor, Walton Sustainability Fellow and Senior Sustainability Scholar within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is focused on charting a new course for sustainability to maximize opportunities for happiness. Scott’s experience and expanding research agenda revolve around three key elements: (1) Sustainable Urban/Neighborhood Development research designed to integrate community development subsystems (e.g. water, waste, energy, transportation, business and economic development) to maximize community well-being through sustainable interventions; (2) Qualitative and Quantitative Mixed Method research designed to explore and reflect human/built-and-natural-environment/sustainability connections from both subjective and objective perspectives; and (3) Theoretical Processes research around constructs of quality of life, community well-being, subjective well-being (happiness), hedonia, eudaimonia and biological underpinnings.
Dr. Craig Talmage serves as a visiting assistant professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Entrepreneurial Studies is a new fast growing minor that officially started in the Spring of 2016. He teaches courses on economic principles, quantitative tools, social innovation, the history of entrepreneurship theory, and the senior capstone experience. He seeks to empower community members, faculty, staff and students through the development of knowledge regarding entrepreneurship and skills that match that knowledge. He completed his PhD in Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University (ASU). At ASU, he worked for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Partnership for Community Development, and the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center. He still serves as a faculty associate for Arizona State University where he teaches Community Resilience to Emergency Management and Homeland Security students in the School of Public Affairs. He is actively involved in the Community Development Society, the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Reviews

“The book is particularly useful for Master and PhD students as it offers an up-to date overview of the field’s main theoretical approaches and several examples of empirical researches worldwide. Members of the scientific community can find many insights for their own theoretical and empirical research projects; practitioners in both the private and third sector and public officials can find ideas from the analyzed case studies to improve the implementation of theirs programs and activities.” (Andrea Bassi, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 13, 2018)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Kraeger, Patsy (et al.)

  • Rethinking Diversity, Inclusion, and Inclusiveness: The Quest to Better Understand Indicators of Community Enrichment and Well-Being

    Pages 7-27

    Talmage, Craig (et al.)

  • Community Well-Being or Quality of Place? A Few Notes and Their Application in Czech Republic

    Pages 29-59

    Murgaš, František (et al.)

  • Nurturing the Nurturing Mother: A Method to Assess the Interdependence of Human and Planetary Health Through Community Well-Being

    Pages 61-82

    Movahed, Neda Yousefi

  • Subjective National Wellbeing and Xenophobia in Sub-Saharan Africa: Results and Lessons from South Africa

    Pages 85-113

    Gordon, Steven Lawrence

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55408-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55407-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85652-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Dimensions in Community Well-Being
Editors
  • Patsy Kraeger
  • Scott Cloutier
  • Craig Talmage
Series Title
Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55408-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55408-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55407-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85652-0
Series ISSN
2520-1093
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 263
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
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