Community Cohesion and Community Development: Bridges or Barricades?
by Alison Gilchrist
This booklet grapples with how to build commmunity cohesion among populations in England that have so far remained divided. It suggests how communities can be involved in setting up ways of working with one another and with local authorities to improve links and understanding across differences in culture and other dimensions of inequality.
ISBN: 1 901974 58 8 October 2004 - A5 56 pages Â£7.95
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Â Alison Gilchrist argues that community development principles and processes can provide a solid foundation from which community cohesion strategies can acknowledge and address past and current inequalities. She looks at lessons that can be learned from thriving multi-ethnic communities in major cities across Britian, and provides examples of innovative projects in a number of communities around England.
Published by the Community Development Foundation in association with The Runnymede Trust.