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Steve MacFeely

References Anderson, K. (2015). We have SDGs now, but how do we measure them? Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plusdevelopment/2015/11/03/we-have-sdgs-now-but-how-do-we-measurethem/ [7 February 2017]. Annan, K. (2000). We the peoples: The role of the United Nations in the 21st century. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/events/pastevents/pdfs/We_The_Peoples.pdf [7 February 2017]. Basnett, Y., & Bhattacharya, D. (2015). Exploring spaces for economic transformation in the Sustainable

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Robin Hambleton

the modern mayor. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Flanagan, R. M. (2004). Mayors and the challenges of urban leadership. Lanham MD: University Press of America. Flint, J., & Raco, M. (Eds) (2012). The future of sustainable cities. Critical reflections. Bristol: The Policy Press. Girardet, H. (2008). Cities, people, planet. Urban development and climate change (2nd ed.). Chichester: John Wiley. Hambleton, R. (2007). New leadership for democratic urban space. In R. Hambleton & J. S. Gross (Eds), Governing cities in a global era

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Martin Potůček and Veronika Rudolfová

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One of the recent changes in the Czech Republic’s pension system was provoked by a petition to the Constitutional Court. The setting of bend points for determining the amount of pensions depending on the insured person’s previous earnings was contested as discrimination against higher income categories. The Constitutional Court granted the petition. The result was an approval and implementation of an amendment to Act No. 155/1995 Coll., on Pension Insurance, that for the purposes of calculating the level of old-age pensions favoured the highest income decile at the expense of most other insured persons, namely those with middle incomes. Simultaneously, the political criterion of fiscal discipline was applied to ensure the financial sustainability of the pension system. In analysing this case, we critically adopt the theory of actor-centred institutionalism and the theory of the policy cycle. From the nature of the analysed case it follows that we pay attention mainly to the legislative process which resulted in the amendment. Our methodology is dominated by analysis of documents (legal norms, court decisions, political programmes, official publications) and political and administrative communication (including debates on legislative drafts in the executive and legislature).

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Markus Ketola and Karl O’Connor

References Holland, J. H. (1995). Hidden order: How adaptation builds complexity. Jackson, MS: Perseus Books. Loorbach, D. (2007). Transition management: New mode of governance for sustainable development. Utrecht: International Books. Merton, R. (1936). The unanticipated consequences of purposive social action. American Sociological Review, 1 (6), 894-904. Reitner, R., & Klenk, T. (2018). The manifold meanings of ‘post-New Public Management’ - a systematic literature review. International Review

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Akvilė Virbalienė

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In this article are presented situations in which the feeling of dignity of a person is lost or decreases and cannot be restored without professional intervention. This loss is one of the reasons of social exclusion in communities. A person with social issues has no abilities to emphasize her/his own uniqueness and authenticity, s/he stops to progress physically, intellectually and spiritually. In this way these persons enter the field of social worker’s help. In this field of help, one of the main factors in the restoration of human dignity is the social worker her/himself: her/his personality can have a huge influence on his client. The main research question in this study is the following: How should a social worker construct the helping process to help the client to restore her/his human dignity? Research object was the social worker’s help in the process of the restoration of human dignity. Research aim was to reveal the elements of the social worker’s support process that help to restore human dignity. Analysis of the reseach-based conceptual literature was the core method to explore and reveal the answers to research questions. The findings of the analysis highlighted that in situations, when people loose their feeling of dignity within social exclusion then they experience the self-deprecating. In the process of social help a main role is played by social worker’s professional communication with the client: the social worker stimulates the maintenance and restoration of client’s dignity by applying the principle of acting together. This principle is based on moral values, reciprocal responsibility, mutual respect, sincerity, confidentiality and empathy. These components create a trustful environment where, by sustaining client’s free choice and a right of decision, the possibility to achieve client’s openness emerges.

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Bríd Quinn

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Füsun Çelebi Boz and Turgut Bayramoğlu

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Eugenijus Dunajevas and Daiva Skučienė

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Věra - Karin Brázová

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Eoin O’Leary

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