Social Cohesion, Social Capital and the Neighbourhood

  title={Social Cohesion, Social Capital and the Neighbourhood},
  author={Ray Forrest and Ade Kearns},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={2125 - 2143}
In current theoretical and policy debates concerning social cohesion, the neighbourhood has re-emerged as an important setting for many of the processes which supposedly shape social identity and life-chances. It is in this context of a renewal of interest in local social relations and particularly the deployment of notions of social capital that this paper offers a critical review of a wide-ranging literature. The paper explores initially and briefly the idea that societies face a new crisis… 

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