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Social Cohesion & Reconciliation Index

Social Cohesion & Reconciliation Index

SeeD's definition of social cohesion can be illustrated best with the content framework of the SCORE…

DIE's Concept of Social Cohesion

DIE's Concept of Social Cohesion

According to our conceptualization, social cohesion consists of three attributes – cooperation for…

Social Cohesion Radar

Social Cohesion Radar

Despite the growing popularity of the concept among researchers and politicians, no standard…

Reconsidering social cohesion: Definition and analytical framework

Reconsidering social cohesion: Definition and analytical framework

Our definition has the following features:

It is close to the ordinary usage. It concerns how well…

Social Cohesion Index

Social Cohesion Index

The Social Cohesion Index (SCI) encompasses three dimensions: inequality, trust, and identity (Fig.…

Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC) - Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt (FGZ)

Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC) - Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt (FGZ)

The Research Institute Social Cohesion (FGZ-RISC) distinguishes five dimensions that are of…

The essentials of social cohesion: A literature review

The essentials of social cohesion: A literature review

Based on a comprehensive  review of the literature, Schiefer and van der Noll (2017) identify three…

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UNDP Conceptual Framework of Social Cohesion

UNDP conceptualizes social cohesion along two dimensions: vertical social cohesion, which concerns…

OECD Definition of Social Cohesion

OECD Definition of Social Cohesion

The OECD concept measures social cohesion through three different, but equally important dimensions:…

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