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Promoting social cohesion : implications for policy and evaluation

Author: Peter Ratcliffe; Ines Newman
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2011.
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This text makes a forthright case for a shift in policy focus from 'community cohesion' to the broader notion of social cohesion, and is distinctive and innovative in its focus on evaluation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ratcliffe; Ines Newman
ISBN: 9781847426949 1847426948 9781847426956 1847426956
OCLC Number: 844756326
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Theoretical perspectives: Introduction ~ Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman; From community cohesion to social cohesion ~ Peter Ratcliffe; From community cohesion to social cohesion, evaluation approaches ~ Helen Sulivan; Part two: Community cohesion to social cohesion: evaluation and data - methodological issues: Measuring performance in community cohesion ~ Crispian Fuller; Measuring Equality at the Local Level ~ Angela Mason; Evidence from migration, race and population data and its implications for policy ~ Ludi Simpson; Using local administrative data to evaluate social/community cohesion ~ John Eversley and Les Mayhew; Assessing the impact of social cohesion initiatives ~ Neil Amas, Kate Smart and Roger Grimshaw; Part three: Policy areas: Housing, segregation and the cohesive social environment ~ Peter Ratcliffe; New communities and social cohesion ~ Marjorie Mayo; Multigenerational approaches to social exclusion~ Clare Batty and Alan Hatton-Yeo; Addressing worklessness in the recession ~ Ines Newman; Education, social cohesion and cultural citizenship ~ Audrey Osler; Part four: Conclusion ~ Ines Newman and Peter Ratcliffe.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman.

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This book calls for a shift in policy focus from 'community cohesion' to social cohesion, and makes a valuable source both for practitioners, researchers and students.  Read more...

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"this is an important book that will make a strong contribution to the literature on policy assessment." Runneymede Trust Bulletin "A well-rounded and comprehensive analysis of social cohesion, Read more...

 
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