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Religion and Welfare in EuropeGendered and Minority Perspectives$
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Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318972

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.001.0001

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Social cohesion: from research to practice

Social cohesion: from research to practice

(p.53) Four Social cohesion: from research to practice
Religion and Welfare in Europe

Olav Helge Angell

Marjukka Laiho

Anne Birgitta Pessi

Siniša Zrinščak

Policy Press

This chapter highlights the need to put research results into practice through policy recommendations. This was a key concept in the WaVE project; it is a multi-layered idea, characterised by at least four dimensions: people's trust, help and cooperation with each other; people's tolerance towards each other; people's sense of belonging in the social system; and people's manifestation of these values through behaviour. The chapter then presents the idea of a ‘circle of social cohesion’ in welfare where knowing and doing is the relationship between a better understanding of diversity and the transformation of this understanding into crucial skills in everyday practices. However, in order to convert the ideal of cohesion into everyday practice, the ‘circle of social cohesion’ is dependent on political values and financial resources. This is one of the major themes addressed in the WaVE project.

Keywords:   policy recommendations, social system, social cohesion, welfare, diversity, practice, WaVE project

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