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Faith, public policy and civil society : problems, policies, controversies

Author: Adam Dinham
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book uses empirical data and theory to explore the role of faiths as public actors; their contribution to welfare services, how they help build community cohesion, and break it down, and what it  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Dinham
ISBN: 9780230573307 0230573304
OCLC Number: 276138265
Description: xiv, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Faiths at the public table --
Who on earth are we talking about? faiths, diversity and localism --
What on earth are we talking about? Meanings, definitions and debates --
Faiths and the faith community --
Faiths, social capital and community cohesion --
Faiths and the provision of services --
Faiths, governance and democracy --
Faiths, active citizens and strengthened communities --
Conclusion: Policies, problems and controversies.
Responsibility: Adam Dinham.
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