Creating belonging: safety, racism and social cohesion

Babacan, Hurriyet (2011) Creating belonging: safety, racism and social cohesion. In: Babacan, Alperhan, and Tahiri, Hussein, (eds.) Counter terrorism and Social Cohesion. Cambridge Scholars , Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 99-115.

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[Extract] In the last decade there has been much public debate about social inclusion and exclusion, multiculturalism and social cohesion. Nation-states have engaged with these debates, mainstreaming social inclusion by establishing social inclusion units as agencies of government agencies (Jeannotte 2000). The cornerstone of the democratic nation-state is the establishment of rights: political, social and civil. Membership in a nation-state denotes both civic belonging in The political community and cultural belonging in a national community (Castles and Davidson 2000). However, in ethnically and culturally diverse societies belonging and inclusion have not been unproblematic. Vasta 2007:3) points out that a number of concerns have arisen in Western societies about identity, specifically ethnic or religious identities versus a perceived homogenous national identity.

Item ID: 18987
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4438-3292-2
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 04:00
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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