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Restructuring large housing estates in EuropeRestructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry$
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Ronald van Kempen, Karien Dekker, and Stephen Hall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347756

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347756.001.0001

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Tackling social cohesion in ethnically diverse estates

Tackling social cohesion in ethnically diverse estates

(p.104) (p.105) Six Tackling social cohesion in ethnically diverse estates
Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Karien Dekker

Rob Rowlands

Policy Press

This chapter aims to show how social cohesion and ethnic diversity in large housing estates are interrelated and how urban-governance arrangements can enhance social cohesion. It investigates the problematic issues and the opportunities for creating social cohesion in large housing estates with mixed population compositions. The chapter shows that in ethnically diverse areas, the existing power relationships between ethnic groups are often reproduced in social cohesion and participation, thereby failing to add significantly to social cohesion between ethnic groups.

Keywords:   social cohesion, ethnic diversity, housing estates, urban governance, mixed populations, social participation, ethnic groups

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