News tagged with social cohesion

Broken windows thesis springs a leak

The broken windows theory posits that minor misdemeanors, like littering or graffiti spraying, stimulate more serious anti-social behavior. LMU sociologists now argue that the idea is flawed and does not ...

dateFeb 27, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Study asks: Is a 'better world' possible?

For years, policymakers have attempted to create communities where a diverse group of residents not only live close to one other but also interact freely โ€“ in other words, neighborhoods that are both integrated ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Survey sounds warning on social cohesion

Discrimination is rising and trust in social institutions is declining, according to the 2013 Mapping Social Cohesion Report - Australia's largest survey of social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

dateOct 24, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Physicists decipher social cohesion issues

Migrations happen for a reason, not randomly. A new study, based on computer simulation, attempts to explain the effect of so-called directional migration โ€“ migration for a reason โ€“ on cooperative behaviours ...

dateApr 03, 2013 in General Physics
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Creating new skills and jobs for Europe

Around 77 million European citizens aged between 25 and 64 have no - or low - formal qualifications, stresses a new report published by the European Commission. This is nearly one third of Europe's population. Unemployment ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in Economics & Business
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New mitochondria mechanism identified

A team of researchers led by the University of Freiburg in Germany has identified a novel mechanism that plays a key role in the architecture and functioning of mitochondria - the power plants of the cell, ...

dateSep 27, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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