From Social Inclusion to Community Cohesion

John Pateman and John Vincent have written a chapter ‘From Social Inclusion to Community Cohesion’ for British Librarianship and Information Work 2001-2005, edited by J.H.Bowman (Ashgate, ISBN 978 0 7546 4778 2).

There was more activity with regard to public libraries and social exclusion between 2001-2005 than there had been over the preceding ten year period. There were three main developments during 2001-2005: there were more efforts to locate public libraries within the national policy context of social inclusion and community cohesion; there was a vast amount of commentary on and scrutiny of libraries, from both within and outside the sector; and the previous emphasis on inputs and outputs was replaced by a greater focus on impacts and outcomes.

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