The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
2013-06-20
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OUP Oxford
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241 x 165 x 25 mm
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589 g
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1
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9780199681846
The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion (inbunden)

The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion

The Construction and De-construction of Social Trust in the US, UK, Sweden and Denmark

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The book explores the ways in which social cohesion can be established and undermined. It examines the US and UK, where social cohesion declined in the latter part of the 20th century, and Sweden and Denmark, where social cohesion increased, and puts forward a social constructivist explanation for this shift.
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<br>Christian Albrekt Larsen, Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark <br>Christian Albrekt Larsen is Professor at Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has published a number of books and articles primarily about the Danish and Nordic welfare state, including The institutional logic of welfare attitudes: How welfare regimes influencepublic support" (2006).<br>

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1. The Rise and Fall of Social Cohesion ; PART 1: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MIDDLE-CLASS SOCIETY: A KERNEL OF TRUTH ; 2. The Three Threats to the Social Fabric of the "Golden Age" ; 3. The Contingent Consequences of the Three Threats ; PART 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCEPTIONS ; 4. A Social Constructivist Theory of Economic Inequality and Trust ; 5. Perceptions of Middle-Class Society and Social Trust: A Micro- Perspective ; PART 3: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEMBERS OF THE IMAGINED NATIONAL COMMUNITY: THE CASE OF "THE BOTTOM" ; 6. How to Study the Social Construction of "the Bottom" ; 7. The Media Poor and the Stories about them ; 8. The Stereotypes of "the Bottom" and "the Middle" ; PART 4: THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES: VICIOUS - AND VIRTUOUS - FEEDBACK CIRCLES ; 9. Public Opinion towards Integrative Policies ; 10. Increased Ethnic Diversity: A Threat to Social Cohesion ; 11. The Ability to Overcome Out-group Perceptions: Face-to-face Interaction Revisited ; CONCLUSION ; Social Cohesion: A Process of Construction and De-construction