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Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change: Uncomfortable positions in local government

Hannah Jones


How are multi-culture, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government officers and politicians negotiate ’difficult subjects’ linked with community cohesion policy: diversity, inequality, discrimination, extremism, migration, religion, class, power and change. The book argues that such work necessitates ’uncomfortable positions’ when managing ethical, professional and political commitments. Based on first-hand experience of working in urban local government and extensiv ... More

Keywords: community cohesion, local government, emotion, policy, public sociology, Hackney

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447310037
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Jones, author