Tackling social cohesion in ethnically diverse estates

Karien Dekker and Rob Rowlands

in Restructuring large housing estates in Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347756
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303237 | DOI:
Tackling social cohesion in ethnically diverse estates

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This chapter aims to show how social cohesion and ethnic diversity in large housing estates are interrelated and how urban-governance arrangements can enhance social cohesion. It investigates the problematic issues and the opportunities for creating social cohesion in large housing estates with mixed population compositions. The chapter shows that in ethnically diverse areas, the existing power relationships between ethnic groups are often reproduced in social cohesion and participation, thereby failing to add significantly to social cohesion between ethnic groups.

Keywords: social cohesion; ethnic diversity; housing estates; urban governance; mixed populations; social participation; ethnic groups

Chapter.  8343 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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