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Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change : uncomfortable positions in local government

Author: Hannah Jones
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How are multiculturalism, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government officers and politicians negotiate 'difficult subjects' linked with community cohesion policy: diversity, inequality, discrimination, extremism, migration, religion, class, power and change.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Jones
ISBN: 1447310039 9781447310037 1447310047 9781447310044 9781447310051 1447310055
OCLC Number: 859584892
Description: x, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Getting Uncomfortable;Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change;Contradictory narratives of cohesion;'Is there anything the council did that distracted you from extremism?';I Love Hackney/Keep It Crap;'We spent a lot of time trying to be known for other things';'You need to be totally objective, but you can't be';Thinking Inside the Box.
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