The project involves the development of a distinctive local perspective on the relationship between citizenship, democracy and new forms of governance as part of a more extensive programme of work within the Sixth Framework Programme. The intention is to develop a comparative project which explores the different domains of social cohesion and the ways in which policies and institutions (formal and informal) at different spatial scales operate to address these different domains. It is concerned particularly with the degree to which the neighbourhood forms the foundation upon which other levels of governance depend. It is also addressing the extent to which there are processes operating at different levels of governance which may be in conflict in producing wider social cohesion. Three initial partners in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy have been identified with the intention of adding at least a further two (a Scandinavian partner and another southern European partner) as the proposal develops. The work will be carried out from October to December 2002 and will include a workshop in Bristol for participating partner research teams.
|Alternative title||Financial support developing a research proposal|
|Effective start/end date||1/09/02 → 1/09/03|
- SPS Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research
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