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Community cohesion in crisis?New dimensions of diversity and difference$
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John Flint and David Robinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420244

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.001.0001

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Community cohesion in Bradford: neoliberal integrationism

Community cohesion in Bradford: neoliberal integrationism

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(p.35) two Community cohesion in Bradford: neoliberal integrationism
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Community cohesion in crisis?
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Jon Burnett

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0003

This chapter considers an argument which states that the community-cohesion agenda represents a neoliberal governance programme of integrationism. It is in this programme that particular norms and values are prioritised. The chapter uses the case study of Bradford as a basis, and shows how community cohesion has become entwined with the search for urban renaissance, regeneration, and modernity believed to be necessary to ensure the economic prosperity of cities and neighbourhoods.

Keywords:   neoliberal governance programme, integrationism, Bradford, urban renaissance, economic prosperity

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