Contents: Introduction; Public policy and the complexity of 'faith': the research context; Involving faith communities: policies and perceptions; Faith and action: motivations and responses; Resources, restrictions and resistance: potential and experience; Cohesion, conflict and exclusion: understandings and misunderstandings; Conclusions and policy implications.
Richard Farnell is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Local Economic Development at Coventry University. Robert Furbey is Principal Lecturer in Urban Sociology and Stephen Shams Al-Haqq Hills is Principal Lecturer in Housing, both at Sheffield Hallam University. Marie Macey is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford. Greg Smith is Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Institutional Studies at the University of East London.
"... will be read with profit by regeneration officials and members of faith communities." Journal of Social Policy