The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles about good relations and social cohesion. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.
Abrams, D. (2010) Processes of prejudice: Theory, evidence and intervention. EHRC Research Report no. 56. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Abrams, D. and Houston, D. (2006) Equality, Diversity and Prejudice in Britain: Results from the 2005 National Survey. Canterbury: Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent.
Alkire, S, Bastagli, F, Burchardt, T et al. (2009) Developing the Equality Measurement Framework: selecting the indicators. EHRC Research Report no. 31. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Amin, A. (2002) Ethnicity and the Multicultural City: Living with Diversity. Report for the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions and the ESRC City Initiatives.
Balderston, S. and Roebuck, E. (2010) Empowering people to tackle hate crime. Report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission North East Region.
Blake, G. (2008) Community engagement and community cohesion. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Boon, M. (2009) Understanding the rise of the far right: Survey results. EHRC Research Report no. 57. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Boon, M. (2009) Understanding the rise of the far right: Focus Group results. EHRC Research Report no. 58. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Broadwood, J. and Sugden, N. (2009) Building Cohesive Communities: What frontline staff and community activists need to know. London: Department for Communities and Local Government.
Cantle, T. (2005) Community Cohesion. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cantle, T. (2008) Community Cohesion: a new framework for race and diversity. London: Palgrave.
Commission for Racial Equality (2005) Common ground: equality, good relations and sites for gypsies and Irish travellers: report of a CRE inquiry in England and Wales. London: Commission for Racial Equality.
Commission for Racial Equality (2007) Promoting Interaction between People from Different Ethnic Backgrounds: a research project for the Commission for Racial Equality. London: Commission for Racial Equality.
Commission on Integration and Cohesion (2007) Our Shared Future. London: Commission on Integration and Cohesion.
Department for Communities and Local Government (2008) The Government’s Response to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion. London: DCLG.
Department for Communities and Local Government (2008) Guidance on Meaningful Interaction: How encouraging positive relationships between people can help build community cohesion. London: DCLG.
Department for Communities and Local Government (2009). Guidance on building a local sense of belonging. London: DCLG.
Department for Communities and Local Government (2010) Citizenship Survey: 2009-10. London: DCLG.
Dorling, D. (2007). A think-piece for the commission on integration and cohesion. Wetherby: Commission on Integration and Cohesion, Communities and Local Government Publications.
Eatwell, R., Goodwin, M.J. (eds) (2010) The new extremism in the 21st century. Abingdon: Routledge.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) Measurement framework for equality and human rights. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Flint, J. and. Robinson, D. (2008) Community cohesion in crisis?: new dimensions of diversity and difference. Bristol: The Policy Press.
Finney, N. and Simpson, L. (2009) ‘Sleepwalking to Segregation’?: challenging myths about race and migration. Bristol: The Policy Press.
Furbey, R., Dinham, A., Farnell, R., Finneron, D., and Wilkinson, G. (2006) Faith as Social Capital: Connecting or Dividing? Bristol: The Policy Press.
Gavrielides, T. (2010) 'The New Politics of Community Cohesion: Making Use of Human Rights Policy and Legislation', Policy and Politics, 38, 3: 427-44.
Graham, B. and Nash, C. (2006) ‘A shared future: territoriality, pluralism and public policy in Northern Ireland’, Political Geography, 25, 3: 253-78.
Green, A., Janmaat, J.G. and Han, C. (2009) Regimes of Social Cohesion. LLAKES Research Paper no. 1. Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, Institute of Education.
Harris, M., Young, P. (2009) 'Developing community and social cohesion through grassroots bridge-building: an exploration', Policy and Politics, 37, 4: 517-534
Hewstone, M., Tausch, N., Hughes, J. and Cairns, E. (2007) 'Prejudice, intergroup contact and identity: do neighbourhoods matter?', in Wetherell, M., Laflèche, M. and Berkeley, R. (eds.), Identity, ethnic diversity and community cohesion. London: Sage.
Hickman, M., Crowley, H. and Mai, N. (2008) Immigration and social cohesion in the UK: the rhythms and realities of everyday life. York: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Home Office, Local Government Association, Home Office, Commission for Racial Equality, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (2003) Building a Picture of Community Cohesion.
Institute of Community Cohesion (2009) Building community cohesion in Britain: lessons from iCoCo local reviews. Coventry: Institute of Community Cohesion.
Johnson, N. and Tatam, J. (2009) Good relations: a conceptual analysis. EHRC Research Report no. 42. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Jones, N., Bromley, C., Creegan, C. et al. (2010) Building understanding of fairness, equality and good relations. EHRC Research Report no. 53. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Laurence, J. and Heath, A. (2008) Predictors of community cohesion: multi-level modelling of the 2005 Citizenship Survey. London: Department of Communities and Local Government.
Letki, N. (2008) ‘Does Diversity Erode Social Cohesion? Social Capital and Race in British Neighbourhoods’, Political Studies, 56, 3: 99-126.
Lownsborough, H. and Beunderman, J. (2007) Equally Spaced? Public space and interaction between diverse communities: a Report for the Commission for Racial Equality.
McGhee, D. (2006) ‘The new commission for equality and human rights: Building community cohesion and revitalizing citizenship in contemporary Britain’, Ethnopolitics, 5, 2: 145-66.
McVeigh, R. and Rolston, B. (2007) ‘From Good Friday to good relations: sectarianism, racism and the Northern Ireland state’, Race and Class, 48, 1: 1-23.
Phillips, D. (2003) 'Experiences and interpretations of segregation, community and neighbourhood', in Harrison, M. and Phillips, D. (eds.), Housing Black and Minority Ethnic Communities: a Review of the Evidence Base. London: Office for the Deputy Prime Minister.
Ratcliffe, P. and Newman, I. (2011) Promoting social cohesion: implications for policy and frameworks for evaluation. Bristol: Policy Press.
Rogers, B. and Muir, R. (2007) The power of belonging: identity, citizenship and community cohesion. London: IPPR.
Sveinsson, K.P. (2006) Creating Connections, regeneration and consultation on a multi-ethnic council estate. London: The Runnymede Trust.
Sveinsson, K.P. (2009) Who cares about the white working class? London: Runnymede Trust.
Thornhill, J. (2009) Equality, diversity and good relations in housing Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing.
Wetherall, M., Lafleche, M. and Berkeley, R. (eds.) (2007) Identity, ethnic diversity and community cohesion. London: Sage.
Woodhead, L. (2011) Recent Research on Religion, Discrimination, and Good Relations. Report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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Last updated: 16 Apr 2018