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Welfare state institutions and secessionary neighbourhood spaces

John Flint

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/9781847420244.003.0009
Welfare state institutions and secessionary neighbourhood spaces

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This chapter looks at how certain forms of welfare-state institutions are conceptualised within the community-cohesion agenda. The examples of state-funded faith schools, social-housing-allocation policies, and black and minority ethnic (BME) housing associations are used. These show how the welfare state is a rather controversial site of contestation over the relationships of different ethnic and religious groups, as well as the compact between citizen and state. The author presents evidence that neither BME housing associations nor faith schools are inherently divisive institutions within local neighbourhoods.

Keywords: welfare-state institutions; faith schools; social housing; housing associations; welfare state

Chapter.  6698 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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