communities

This paper classifies global governance institutions; examines how these institutions have contributed to the production and/or the alleviation of poverty in the UK; and outlines how anti-poverty campaigners in the UK can engage with global governance institutions.

This paper explores the relationship between globalisation and the processes and patterns that determine the quality of life of communities in the UK; discusses how globalisation affects the labour market; and examines how governments and policy-makers should respond to the impacts of globalisation on poverty and inequality.

UK communities find themselves in an increasingly complex world of news mediation. There are more channels of information from around the world that provide more varied sources of topical data and comment than ever before. This paper seeks to chart the impact of changes in global media on low-income groups in the UK and community dynamics. It will explore how their mediated relationship to the local and global world is affected by current trends in media production and consumption.

This paper was commissioned as part of JRF's programme on Globalisation, which explores and promotes awareness of the impacts of globalisation on the UK and focuses on communities and people in poverty.
This paper:
* explains the implications of easier access to global communication;
* surveys the increasing use of the Internet in Britain and how this applies to local and global networks; and
* discusses how individuals and communities can build networks and the challenges this brings.

The research investigates factors that either enhanced or undermined community cohesion in two local wards in Bradford, where there were established Muslim communities and where Muslim migrants had recently arrived.

This report examines the role of women and faith in building cohesive communities and provides models for developing and evaluating social cohesion activity. It uses a participatory approach with women from diverse backgrounds in Bradford, to examine the role of women and faith in building cohesive communities. The term 'community cohesion' is increasingly used in UK policy, which emphasises strengthening civic society through local action.

An interactive research project with residents of two traditionally white estates in Bradford, this study explores their perceptions of community and attitudes towards participation, both on the estates and with external agencies. It explores why, given the partial achievements and commitment to improving the lives of some of the most excluded social groups in the UK, government has been unable to generate self-sustaining improvements in these kinds of settings.

Fergus McNeill discusses a literature review of the management of change within community justice organisations, conducted with Ros Burnett and Tricia McCulloch. The review explored: the nature and character of occupational, professional and organisational cultures in community justice; how such cultures respond to, accommodate and resist change processes; how and why processes of change succeed and fail in criminal justice organisations; and effective approaches to the management of change in criminal justice.

This report draws on some of the emerging findings from an ongoing research programme seeking to examine the interaction between ‘poverty’ and ‘place’ in six relatively deprived neighbourhoods across Britain. Much of the published research and analysis on the economic downturn has focused on its macro-economic impact, in terms of the consequences at the national level on borrowing, public expenditure interest rates, investment and employment levels.

This report surveys the history of ‘community and mutual ownership’ and considers the implications for policy and practice in this area. Policy-makers have identified that community and mutual ownership can make a significant contribution to the economy, welfare and society more generally. A historical analysis of social change can inform contemporary understanding, policy and practice.