The Glue of Society – Perspectives on social cohesion in Germany

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Publication Date October 2017
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What holds our modern society together? What is the proverbial glue that connects people and builds communities? This volume sheds light on the various facets of social cohesion in Germany. The authors understand it as a multi-dimensional phenomenon, including interpersonal trust, social networks, the acceptance of diversity as well as a sense of belonging, helpfulness and civic engagement.

The texts reflect current challenges for social cohesion like growing inequality, globalization, and demographic change. This book enriches the ongoing debate about societal development. It tries to answer the question of how we want to live together in a more and more diverse society.

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