In an original, and highly interdisciplinary, mixed method approach, Green and Janmaat identify four major traditions of social cohesion in developed societies, analyzing how these various mechanisms are withstanding the strains of the current global financial crisis.
ANDY GREEN Professor of Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK, and Director of the ERSC Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, UK. His major books include: Education and Development in a Global Era: Strategies for 'Successful' Globalization; Education, Equality and Social Cohesion; Education, Globalisation and the Nation State; and the prize-winning Education and State Formation. JAN GERMEN JANMAAT Senior Lecturer of Comparative Social Science at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is the author of Nation-Building in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Educational Policies and the Response of the Russian-Speaking Population and published widely on themes of civic values, identities and social cohesion.