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Building on Green and Janmaat's previous work on education, equality and social cohesion, this book analyses the various mechanisms that hold different societies together and how these are withstanding the strains fo the current economic crisis. In an original, and highly interdisciplinary, mixed method approach, drawing on evidence from historical soicology, political science and political economy, Green and Janmaat identify four major traditions of social cohesion in developed western and east Asian societies, each with specific institutional and cultural foundations. An extensive statistical analysis of contemporary administrative and attitudinal data for over 30 countries demonstrates that there are still distinctive 'regimes of social cohesion' in 'liberal,' 'social market' and 'social democratic' countries and that they achieve social bonding in quite different ways. As the crisis of globalization unfolds in the wake of the global financial crisis, social cohesion in each regime is vulnerable at different points.


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Building on Green and Janmaat's previous work on education, equality and social cohesion, this book analyses the various mechanisms that hold different societies together and how these are withstanding the strains fo the current economic crisis. In an original, and highly interdisciplinary, mixed method approach, drawing on evidence from historical soicology, political science and political economy, Green and Janmaat identify four major traditions of social cohesion in developed western and east Asian societies, each with specific institutional and cultural foundations. An extensive statistical analysis of contemporary administrative and attitudinal data for over 30 countries demonstrates that there are still distinctive 'regimes of social cohesion' in 'liberal,' 'social market' and 'social democratic' countries and that they achieve social bonding in quite different ways. As the crisis of globalization unfolds in the wake of the global financial crisis, social cohesion in each regime is vulnerable at different points.


Reviews

"This timely volume represents an excellent intervention within debates about 'the effects of social change on the social fabric' (p. 1) in the context of globalization, increasing inequality and social diversity, and the intensification of concerns about these trends in the aftermath of the financial crisis, recession and the new politics of austerity . . . Their book is a very worthwhile contribution to these aims and should be widely read by all those working in the fields of cohesion studies." - John Flint, International Sociology
 
"Green et al.'s ... comprehensive study is commendable. It is a major comparative modelling project across 28 countries with advanced economics using a typology of 'regimes of social cohesion.'" - Ross Fergusson, Youth Policy


Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction
Defining Social Cohesion
Western Intellectual Traditions of Social Cohesion
The Social Origins and Development of Social Cohesion Traditions
Contemporary Regimes of Social Cohesion and their Institutional Foundations
Quantitative Analysis of Regimes of Social Cohesion
Value Diversity and Social Cohesion
Regimes of Social Cohesion and the Global Crisis
Appendix I: Sources and Survey Items
Appendix II: Dataset Used for Statistical Analyses
References
 


Authors

ANDY GREEN Professor of Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, and Director of the ERSC Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, UK. His major books include: Education and Development in a Global Era: Strategies for 'Successful' Globalization; Education, Equality and Social Cohesion; Education, Globalisation and the Nation State; and the prize-winning Education and State Formation.
 
JAN GERMEN JANMAAT Senior Lecturer of Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is the author of Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Educational Policies and the Response of the Russian-Speaking Population and published widely on themes of civic values, identities and social cohesion.