Neighbourhood governance and diversity: the diverse neighbourhood

Yasminah Beebeejaun and Lucy Grimshaw

in Disadvantaged by where you live?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348951
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302100 | DOI:
Neighbourhood governance and diversity: the diverse neighbourhood

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This chapter takes on the problematic issue of diverse communities within neighbourhood governance. It recognises the potential of neighbourhood governance to respond to diversity but rejects easy assumptions about its capacity to do so. It notes and challenges the tendency to see equalities questions as answered through the representation of particular groups and suggest that homogenising assumptions about groups lead to a failure to understand neighbourhood dynamics and recognise complex, multiple identities.

Keywords: diverse communities; neighbourhood governance; equalities; neighbourhood dynamics; multiple identities

Chapter.  6999 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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