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Community, Conflict and the State

Rethinking Notions of ‘Safety’, ‘Cohesion’ and ‘Wellbeing’


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Charlie Cooper
    Pages 1-28
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 238-264

About this book


Community safety is a narrowly defined concept that allows states to ignore arguably more serious threats caused by pro-market policies and the actions of major corporations. This book redresses the idea of what constitutes a social harm and outlines a new policy agenda.


community conflict Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HullUK

About the authors

CHARLIE COOPER is Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Hull, UK. He has taught on housing studies, urban policy and social policy, and previously worked in the voluntary sector, primarily for housing associations.

Bibliographic information


'In the depth of global recession this is certainly a timely book...Cooper sets himself an ambitious challenge, yet he succeeds in negotiating a way through a highly diverse range of policy, conceptual and theoretical invaluable resource for students in the social sciences...' - Social Policy and Administration