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Diversity and Solidarity

Crisis, What Crisis?

James Gregory, Fabian Society

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Modern liberal societies appear to face a problem: how can a shared sense of identity and solidarity be maintained in the context of increasing ethnic diversity?

This report explores whether it is possible to have solidarity in a diverse society, in particular seeking to move the debate on from dominant narratives of cohesion and extremism.

Exploring historical and international evidence about the link between diversity and public support for welfare, the report argues that diversity and solidarity are indeed compatible and that, rather than seeing growing diversity as a threat to our welfare state, a strong welfare state can in fact create a sense of shared identity and solidarity.


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