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Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman


This book makes a forthright case for a shift in policy focus from ‘community cohesion’ to the broader notion of social cohesion, and is distinctive in its focus on evaluation. It constitutes a valuable source both for practitioners involved in social-cohesion interventions and for researchers and students studying theory-based evaluation and the policy areas highlighted: housing, intergenerational issues, the recession, education, communications, and community development.

Keywords: social cohesion, community cohesion, evaluation, policy, housing, intergenerational issues, recession, education, communications, community development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847426956
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Ratcliffe, editor

Ines Newman, editor

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Introduction Promoting social cohesion

Peter Ratcliffe, and Ines Newman

Part One Theoretical perspectives

Part Two: Community cohesion to social cohesion: evaluation and data – methodological issues

Part Three Policy areas

Part Four Conclusion

End Matter