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Author Cooper, Charlie, 1952-
Title Community, conflict and the state [electronic resource] : rethinking notions of 'safety', 'cohesion' and 'wellbeing' / Charlie Cooper
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2008
book jacket
Descript viii, 264 p
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-253) and index
'Community', 'conflict' and the state : the historical field -- Concepts of 'community' and 'conflict' -- New labour, community safety, cohesion and wellbeing -- Rethinking community safety, cohesion and wellbeing -- Summary and conclusions : community wellbeing for all?
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Traditional understandings of what constitutes community safety havecreated a skewed understanding of crime and disorder that ignores the real threats to community cohesion and wellbeing. State-sponsored community safety strategies focus on property crime, street violence, drugs and fear of crime. While these issues should be of concern to policy makers and practitioners, this ground breaking study argues that such policies ignore more serious threats to community safety caused by the activities of the powerful - i.e. social harms caused by pro-market policies, such as the effects of welfare cut-backs on life chances - or by the actions of major corporations - such as environmental pollution. Thisbook redresses a gap in social policy and criminology by offering a different conceptual understanding of community safety, based on a more proportionate understanding of social harms inflicted on communities. Analysing how notions of ₁community₂ and ₁conflict₂ have beenused and understood in relation to ₁safety₂, ₁cohesion₂ and ₁wellbeing₂ in British social policy, this study critiques the practical policy-oriented application of these ideas,particularly in relation to ₁community wellbeing₂. Concluding with radical suggestions forfuture social policy, the author offers practical proposals for researching and working with communities in empowering ways, which offer greater prospects for enhancing the social wellbeing ofthe many
Link Original 9781403998323 1403998329 (DLC) 2008020796 (OCoLC)227574018
Subject Communities -- Great Britain
Quality of life -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Social policy
Social values -- Great Britain
State, The
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