Friday, January 16, 2009

Social Cohesion in the UK

Here's another map on the social health of England:

Mark Easton gives a description of the map:

The map colours range between bright green (where 100% of the population think that "people from different backgrounds get on well") to bright red (where 40% or fewer believe the same). Broadly, green means good race relations while brown/red suggests tension.

As with the anomie map, I'd be interested to see a version of this for the US. In both the UK and the US, my educated guess - and it's not more than that - is that you'd see better reported relations between races in areas that either have very low minority populations, or a very high degree of diversity. In the former sorts of places, minority groups aren't sufficiently prominent to pose a threat to the local majority group. In the latter sorts of places, there may be no majority group (as is the case where I live), and so members of diverse groups are pretty much forced to live and work together (and are liable to find that the world does not come crashing down upon doing so). In between, however, are communities where a majority of the population has historically been empowered (whites, in England), but where a significant minority population seems to represent a threat to their erstwhile hegemonic control.

Of course, tons of other factors, especially historical and economic ones, contribute to the nature of race relations. (I'm sure you'd find different attitudes on race in Vermont compared with southern Appalachia, even though both regions are almost entirely white.) But it would be very interesting to compare this cohesion map with a map of ethnic population by county in the UK. (I've been looking - I can't find one, but I'll post if I do.)


Anonymous said...

Is religion a factor? Please consider these two religious demographic maps of the UK.

tn requin said...

sleeping bag
travel luggage
car gps
car parts
GPS navigation
portable GPS
lcd tv
flat tv
digital picture frames
unlocked cell phones
wedding dresses
wedding jewelry
chaussures mode
chaussures Femmes
women's shoes
round tablecloth
discount handbags
chaussures sport
chaussures pas cher
fashion bedding
id lanyard
creative gadgets
gift ideas
kids wall stickers
wall stickers
bath curtains
kitchen faucet
bathroom faucet

Anonymous said...

phone number lookup

felicity said...

It always feels good to come back here and read the article. I love it..
stop pre ejaculation
home treatments for hemorrhoids
easy online business
No.1 Natural Cure From Japan
Proven Natural Cure For Eyes

asuransi pendidikan said...

I think people fear idea management and innovation because there's a significant number of ideas that simply won't plan out.......Nice statement.....keep posting

albumfoto said...

this day I've been searching for information on various issues, this I found very good and I would like to congratulate you for your work.

design interior jakarta said...

I think that this post is one of the best that i have read in my life, congrats you did a great job,.

perusahan security said...

the difference between the content spammers and most corporate innovators is that the smaller

jual wine said...

I'm writing to you because I just came across a business that I think has great potential. It lets you save money on almost everything. Make money from almost everything,

coklat valentine said...

If growth is important to a firm, and if growth is dependent on offering existing products and services to new customers

belajar internet marketing said...

innovation is very natural and happens in the "real world" as new plants and animals colonize new ecological niches.

kuliner bandung said...

I wonder how you got so good. This is really a fascinating blog, lots of stuff that I can get into. One thing I just want to say is that your Blog is so perfect

konsultan perusahaan said...

We generally think most specifically about the risk associated with a new product introduction

how to stay erect said...

I would be aware that as somebody who really doesn’t comment to blogs a lot (in actual fact, this may be my first put up), I don’t think the time period “lurker” is very flattering to a non-posting reader.

Jordans Nike said...

Bags Louis Vuitton, Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags, cheap nike free, ugg soldes, uggs outlet, wholesale jordan shoes, cheap nike shoes, cheap jordan shoes, Cheap LV Handbags, ugg australia, wholesale jordan shoes for sale, cheap jordans, ugg pas cher, uggs on sale, ugg boots, jordan shoes for cheap, Cheap jordans, cheap nike air max, Discount LV Handbags, cheap nike free run, wholesale jordan shoes, discount nike jordans, cheap jordan, ugg, nike free, cheap nike jordan shoes, Discount Louis Vuitton, Cheap Nike jordan shoes, cheap jordans, air jordan shoes

Denature Sip said...

artikel obat alami kanker serviks stadium lanjut
artikel obat manjur kanker serviks stadium lanjut
jual obat kanker serviks stadium lanjut
jual obat kanker serviks yang stadium lanjut
jual obat herbal kanker serviks stadium lanjut
jual obat alami kanker serviks stadium lanjut
jual obat buat kanker serviks stadium lanjut