Cohesive Societies Literature Review
by Imogen Baylis, Harris Beider and Mike Hardy
The first phase of the British Academy’s programme of work on Cohesive Societies aims to capture existing work related to social cohesion and five key themes, with a view to undertaking further analysis and developing a programme of events, workshops, briefings and research in phase two.
The five themes of the programme are:
1. Cultural memory and tradition
2. Social economy
3. Meaning and mechanisms of social responsibility
4. Identity and belonging
5. Care for the future
This Literature Review, by Imogen Baylis, Harris Beider and Mike Hardy at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, surveys a wide range of literature across humanities and social science disciplines to build an up-to-date picture of academic writing relevant to social cohesion and the five themes.
Publication part of
Cohesive Societies Policy Review
This review commissioned by the British Academy seeks to map out the current policy context related to social cohesion. It sits alongside a parallel Literature Review and will feed directly into the British Academy’s ongoing programme of work on Cohesive Societies, which aims to understand how societies can remain cohesive …