Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447310037 Published December 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447310044 Will Publish February 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Negotiating Cohesion, Inequality and Change

Uncomfortable Positions in Local Government

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

247 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2013
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447310037 Published December 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447310044 Will Publish February 2015 For sale in North and South America only
This unique study explores how local bureaucrats and politicians negotiate diversity, discrimination, migration, and class in the midst of many other issues that affect community cohesion. Drawing on original empirical research, Hannah Jones contends that local government workers must often occupy uncomfortable positions when managing ethical, professional, and political commitments. Ultimately, she reveals the surprising extent to which governmental power affects the lives and emotions of the people who wield it.
Claire Alexander | University of Manchester
“Focusing on the how rather than the what, this incisive and challenging account explores community cohesion policy as practice, exploring how it is embedded in particular places and in the narratives and emotional biographies of its practitioners.”
Allan Cochrane | Open University
“Jones sympathetically and persuasively brings the politics of local government to life far beyond the mechanics of service delivery, showing how politicians and bureaucrats make up places as they make policy.”
Contents

List of acronyms

Notes on the author

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction: Getting uncomfortable

 

1  Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change

2  Contradictory narratives of cohesion

3  ”Is there anything the council did that distracted you from extremism?”

4  ‘I Love Hackney’/’Keep It Crap’

5  “We spent a lot of time trying to be known for other things”

6  “You need to be totally objective, but you can’t be”

7  Thinking inside the box

 

Notes

References

Appendix:  A note on methods

 

Index

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