Social cohesion revisited: a new definition and how to characterize it

@article{Fonseca2018SocialCR,
  title={Social cohesion revisited: a new definition and how to characterize it},
  author={Xavier Fonseca and Stephan Lukosch and Frances M. T. Brazier},
  journal={Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={231 - 253}
}
This paper provides a general overview on different perspectives and studies on social cohesion, offers a definition of social cohesion that is deeply rooted in current literature, and provides a framework that can be used to characterize social cohesion and help support resilient cities. The framework highlights the factors that play a substantial role in enabling social cohesion, and shows from which perspectives it can be fostered. 

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