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-:''[[secret society]]''+'''Social cohesion''' is a term used in [[social policy]], [[sociology]] and [[political science]] to describe the bonds or "glue" that bring people together in society, particularly in the context of [[cultural diversity]]. Social cohesion is a multi-faceted notion covering many different kinds of social phenomena. It is associated with theories of [[sociological]] [[structural functionalism]] and [[political]] [[conservatism]]. It is sometimes also used as a euphemism for the state of [[race relations]].
-A '''society''' is a [[group (sociology)|grouping]] of [[individual]]s, which is characterized by [[common]] [[interest]]s and may have distinctive [[culture]] and [[institutions]]. In a society, members can be from a different [[ethnic group]]. A "Society" may refer to a particular people, such as the [[Yoruba people]], to a [[nation state]], such as [[Switzerland]], or to a broader cultural group, such as a [[Western society]]. Society can also refer to an organized group of people associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes.+
-===Western society===+
-:''[[Clash of Civilizations]]''+
-The development of the [[Western world]] has brought with it the emerging concepts of [[Western culture]], politics and ideas, often referred to simply as ''Western society''. Geographically, it covers at the very least the countries of [[Western Europe]], [[North America]], [[Australia]] and [[New Zealand]] and sometimes also includes [[South America]] and [[Israel]]. The cultures and lifestyles of all of these stem from Western Europe. They all enjoy relatively strong economies and stable governments, allow freedom of religion, have chosen democracy as a form of governance, favor capitalism and international trade, are heavily influenced by [[Judeo-Christian values]], and have some form of political and military alliance or cooperation.+
-== See also ==+
-* [[Civil society]]+ 
-* [[Community]]+==See also==
-* [[Culture]]+* [[Asabiyyah]]
-* [[Mass society]]+
-* [[Open society]]+
-* [[Religion]]+
-* [[Social actions]]+
-* [[Social capital]]+
-* [[Social cohesion]]+
-* [[Societal collapse]]+
* [[Social contract]] * [[Social contract]]
-* [[Social disintegration]]+* [[Community cohesion]]
 +* [[Structural cohesion]]
 +* [[Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft]]
* [[Social solidarity]] * [[Social solidarity]]
-* [[Social structure]]+* [[Centre for Social Cohesion]]
-* [[Structure and agency]]+
-* [[Stratification]]+
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Social cohesion is a term used in social policy, sociology and political science to describe the bonds or "glue" that bring people together in society, particularly in the context of cultural diversity. Social cohesion is a multi-faceted notion covering many different kinds of social phenomena. It is associated with theories of sociological structural functionalism and political conservatism. It is sometimes also used as a euphemism for the state of race relations.


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