Quality and relevance often go hand in hand, especially in the social sciences and humanities. The examples are abound: well-written books are read and reviewed by academic peers, and are taken up by many readers outside academe.
My work demonstrates this on the basis of citations in scientific literature – such as can be found via Google Scholar- and by the broad response to be found in other domains, such as via internet. You may find sometimes fierce societal debates about the issues raised in these works, and response by professionals, professional societies, governments and political parties, or cultural organizations. Here you can find a list of books, selected by the panels of research schools involved in the development of the QRiH quality system for research in the Humanities, with the numbers of citations and the numbers of societal stakeholders responding to these works in 2016.