Written by
Cumberland Colloquium Committee

Societies around the world are experiencing overlapping and interlinked political, social and economic crises that are pulling us unevenly in every direction: pressing strangers together and pulling neighbours apart, creating new forms of hate and new forms of kinship.

The effects of the 2008 financial crisis can still be felt in households worldwide, whilst the political aftermath of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the ongoing rise of right wing-populism across Europe have created intense uncertainty whilst promising security and familiarity.

These are amongst the pressing questions that will be tackled in our 2017 Colloquium on 'Social Cohesion in Times of Uncertainy':

  • What do these crises, and governments’ and communities’ responses to them, mean for participation and integration? 
  • Does social cohesion have the answers to these problems? 
  • How can we make our communities and societies more cohesive?

This resource pack was prepared by our Colloquium Committee of early career researchers, and can be downloaded from this page.

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Published Date
18 August, 2017