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Peter Malpass and Liz Cairncross

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347510

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.001.0001

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Mob mentality: the threat to community sustainability from the search for safety

Mob mentality: the threat to community sustainability from the search for safety

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(p.162) (p.163) Seven Mob mentality: the threat to community sustainability from the search for safety
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Building on the past
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Rowland Atkinson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.003.0007

This chapter examines recent empirical work and policy, and considers some aspects of current social and urban change that seem likely to lead to increasingly inequitable future outcomes. One major theme present in the chapter is that a growing identification of community sustainability with social diversity through public policy actions will be consistently undermined by social forces. These forces are related to social affinity and fear/security that is operating in a context of increasing social inequalities.

Keywords:   urban change, community sustainability, social diversity, public policy actions, social forces, social affinity, social inequalities

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