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Title: Leadership in transition; intergenerational tensions in two Pakistani communities in Britain
Author: Michael, Lucy
ISNI:       0000 0004 2738 2395
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2008
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This study investigates the problems of contemporary 'leadership' in ethnic minority communities and its relationship to both patterns of inter-generational conflict and cohesion within those communities, and the capacity of minority communities to access public institutions and mobilise effectively for a 'fair' share of social resources. The research comprises intensive case studies of Pakistani communities in two northern cities, Manchester and Stoke-on- Trent. In each site, it investigates how leadership claims are negotiated within and between formal and informal networks, notably around questions of age and gender. The impact of different patterns of ethnic minority 'leadership' is considered in relation to the capacity of leaders to represent the diversity of perspectives and experience that exist in, minority communities and to manage issues of conflict and cohesion. The study, in particular, contributes to contemporary academic and policy debates on the role of I ethnic' leadership in forging social cohesion and preventing exclusion, disorder and incivility ill urban (ethnic) neighbourhoods, as well as in making public services more responsive
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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