© 2016

Creating Social Cohesion in an Interdependent World

Experiences of Australia and Japan

  • Editors
  • Ernest Healy
  • Dharma Arunachalam
  • Tetsuo Mizukami

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-289

About this book


Creating Social Cohesion in an Interdependent World examines the ways in which two very different societies, Australia and Japan, have dealt with challenges to their cultural and institutional fabric, as well as the social cohesion arising from the acceleration of global interdependence during recent decades. Deepening globalization has generated great social dislocation and uncertainty about collective identity and to anxiety about how to accommodate apparently unstoppable external influences. The studies in this volume explore areas which have experienced significant impact from globalization, including immigration policy, ethnic and racial intermarriage, attitudes towards ethnic and racial minorities, national and cultural identity, education policy and labor relations. The approach used is innovative in juxtaposing two societies which, although developed, are contrasting in their historical origins and contemporary cultural legacies.


GLOBALISATION IDENTITY SOCIAL COHESION MULTICULTURALISM IMMIGRATION community education globalization identity immigration Institution Integration interdependence labor market migration migration policy Nation participation society

About the authors

Ernest Healy is Research Affiliate with the School of Social Science at Monash University, Australia.
Dharma Arunachalam is Associate Professor of Sociology with the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia.
Tetsuo Mizukami is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Rikkyo Institute for Global Urban Studies at Rikkyo University, Japan.

Bibliographic information