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A Sense of Belonging: Building a more socially integrated society

This collection of essays provides ideas from the left and right on how best to create an inclusive, modern citizenship for us all.


  • A Sense of Belonging
  • By Kate Murray
  • Published 15 December 2016

With the launch of the Casey Review sparking fresh debate about immigration and integration, this report brings together politicians from across the political divide and leading thinkers to argue that integration should be a top priority in the post-Brexit world.

Dame Louise Casey, Lord O’Shaughnessy and MPs Chuka Umunna and Suella Fernandes are joined by key policy experts in a report published by the Fabian Society and Bright Blue, in partnership with the country’s leading social integration charity,The Challenge.

Together they map out a fresh path for integration initiatives in the UK. Integration needs to be better defined and effective policies need to focus on more than race and ethnic background. They should also include age and social background in a bid to promote community cohesion.

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Building a more socially integrated society

16 December 2016

Think tanks from the right and left of politics spend a lot of their time arguing with each other. But there is plenty we agree on too, and the need for social mixing and a shared common life is something that...

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Kate Murray is the editor of the Fabian Review.


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