Faiths, Public Policy and Civil Society: Problems, Policies, Controversies

Hardcover | April 14, 2009

byAdam Dinham

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This book uses empirical data and theory to explore the role of faiths as public actors; their contribution to welfare services, how they help build community cohesion, and break it down, and what it means for them and for others to be involved in new modes of governance.

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This book uses empirical data and theory to explore the role of faiths as public actors; their contribution to welfare services, how they help build community cohesion, and break it down, and what it means for them and for others to be involved in new modes of governance.

ADAM DINHAM is Reader at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research concerns the politics, policies and practices of disadvantage, community development and regeneration, in particular as they relate to the engagement of faith communities.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.85 × 5.62 × 0.78 inPublished:April 14, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573304

ISBN - 13:9780230573307

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Table of Contents

Preface
Faiths at the Public Table
Who on Earth Are We Talking About? Faiths, Diversity and Localism
What on Earth Are We Talking About? Meanings, Definitions and Debates
Faiths and the Faith Community
Faiths, Social Capital and Community Cohesion
Faiths and the Provision of Services
Faiths, Governance and Democracy
Faiths, Active Citizens and Strengthened Communities
Conclusion: Policies, Problems and Controversies

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"Whatever your perspective you will value this contribution to understanding 'faith at the public table'. Controversy and not a little misunderstanding surround these themes; this book provides a sure footed exploration of the policies, politics and importantly the social theories and philosophies that many choose to ignore. A very welcome contribution." -- Richard Farnell, Applied Research Centre in Sustainable Regeneration, Coventry University, UK