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Community cohesion in crisis?: New dimensions of diversity and difference

John Flint and David Robinson

Abstract

There is an alleged crisis of cohesion in the UK, manifested in debates about identity and ‘Britishness’; the breakdown of social connections along the fault lines of geography, ethnicity, faith, income, and age; and the fragile relationship between citizen and state. This book examines how these new dimensions of diversity and difference, so often debated in the national context, are emerging at the neighbourhood level. Contributors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds critically assess, and go beyond the limits of, contemporary policy discourses on ‘community cohesion’ to explore the dyn ... More

Keywords: cohesion, identity, Britishness, social connections, immigration, ethnicity, faith schools, income, housing market, diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420244
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Flint, editor

David Robinson, editor

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