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Promoting social cohesionImplications for policy and evaluation$
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Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847426956

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.001.0001

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Promoting social cohesion

Promoting social cohesion

(p.1) Introduction Promoting social cohesion
Promoting social cohesion

Peter Ratcliffe

Ines Newman

Policy Press

This book provides a thorough critique of current measures based on national indicators. It also explains the aims and objectives of what is seen as the ‘social-cohesion’ paradigm, and then presents alternative frameworks for policy development and evaluation. The analysis is organised in four parts: Part One reviews the context and substance of community-cohesion policy and practice, and explores the appropriate theories of evaluation; Part Two assesses the broad methodological problems underlying evaluation strategies; Part Three examines key policy strands; and Part Four ties the arguments together, and assesses a possible future trajectory of policy and evaluation in this area. An overview of the chapters included in the book is given as well.

Keywords:   social cohesion, policy development, policy evaluation, cohesion policy, community cohesion

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