By Georgi Dragolov, Zsófia S. Ignácz, Jan Lorenz, Jan Delhey, Klaus Boehnke, Kai Unzicker
Many humans within the Western global are involved that the social textile of societies is fraying. This ebook constitutes the first-of-its-kind systematic account of social unity, from conception via technique to empirical proof. Readers are brought to the academically constructed Social unity Radar of Bertelsmann Stiftung, a globally energetic non-governmental association. The Social unity Radar defines and measures solidarity as characterised by means of 3 center features: resilient social family, optimistic emotional connectedness among humans and the neighborhood, and a reported specialize in the typical sturdy. utilizing top of the range educational and institutional info resources, the Social unity Radar presents insights into the extent and improvement of social team spirit over a interval of just about 25 years the world over, between 34 ecu Union and OECD participants, and locally, one of the sixteen federal states of Germany. It extra offers insights into what affects team spirit, and what solidarity is nice for. one of many key findings is that social team spirit promotes a happier existence for everyone.
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For example, the idea that social cohesion requires acceptance of diversity is a value judgment. At any rate, a value judgment is always involved in the initial choice of indicators whose measurement quality is to be reviewed. While the subsequent quantitative and statistical assessment of those indicators is intended to demonstrate their suitability, it does not produce value-neutral measures. We set off with an initial—wide-choice—selection of indicators, which was guided by the following criteria.
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World development indicators. Washington DC: World Bank. Chapter 1 Theoretical Framework of the Social Cohesion Radar Abstract This chapter presents the theoretical foundations of the concept of social cohesion used throughout the book. It opens with a concise outlook on seminal classical pieces. Building on an extensive literature review, the chapter formulates a novel, streamlined deﬁnition of social cohesion: the quality of social cooperation and togetherness of a collective deﬁned in geopolitical terms, expressed in the attitudes and behaviors of its members.