Griffiths, CE (2014) Group Conflict and ‘Confined’ and ‘Collaborative’ Collective Efficacy: The Importance of a Normative Core between Immigrants and Natives in an English Town. Polish Sociological Review, 185 (1). 91 -112. ISSN 1231-1413

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It has long been contended by both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Chicago School that immigration fractures effective community controls, resulting in increased crime, conflict and social disorder. Building on the Chicago School approach, this article provides an extended model of the theory of collective efficacy introducing two new concepts of ‘confined’ and ‘collaborative’ collective efficacy. The article is based on research carried out in an English town that experienced a mass and rapid immigration of Polish nationals. The results of a survey of Polish migrants (n = 78) and native residents (n = 172) demonstrate how a perceived ‘normative core’ between diverse groups is the crucial ingredient for collaboration in social control efforts and for dissipating instances of inter-group conflict.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Immigration, Crime, Conflict, Collective Efficacy, Normative Core
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 15:21
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2021 17:01

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