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Community cohesion and the politics of communitarianism

David Robinson

in Community cohesion in crisis?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420244
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0002
Community cohesion and the politics of communitarianism

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This chapter challenges some of the underlying themes, concepts, and assumptions of the community-cohesion agenda. The discussion describes the dynamism and diversity within local neighbourhoods that is not captured in policy interventions or discourse. It illustrates how community cohesion is created by the government in a process that rules out some important dimensions of cohesion from official scrutiny and debate.

Keywords: community-cohesion agenda; dynamism; diversity; local neighbourhoods; policy interventions; policy discourse; community cohesion; cohesion

Chapter.  7634 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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