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Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Shana Cohen, Christina Fuhr, and Jan-Jonathan Bock


This book examines local responses to political and economic crises in Germany and the UK. In Germany, the influx of refugees has thrown into question state capacity to cope with crisis and the acceptability of religious diversity. In the UK, policymakers have framed austerity measures as the most appropriate response to economic crisis, instigated initially by the financial crisis in 2007-8. However, in contrast to the far more visible, often rightwing, protests against the political establishment, local social activists have worked across different ethnic and religious groups to address soci ... More

Keywords: Austerity, social action, faith-based organisations, civic engagement, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447331032
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shana Cohen, editor
Woolf Institute

Christina Fuhr, editor
Woolf Institute

Jan-Jonathan Bock, editor
Woolf Institute

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Part I The social consequences of welfare policy

Part II The practice of social good

Part III Social change and neoliberalism

Part IV Situating solidarity in perspective

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