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Community Analysis and Inequality

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Local social inequality is increasingly disrupting community life and destroying people's sense of belonging. Do you agree with this statement? What evidence supports your view?
Conflict may arise when two or more individuals or groups seek contradictory goals. For example: the lower class of a community may seek complete equality whereas the upper class can seek to keep the lower class citizens in a subordinate position and to retain the major share of money, power and prestige for themselves. Situations such as this may lead to verbal hostility, continuous strife between the two groups, or violence. Alternatively, conflict may arise when different groups pursue the same goal by contradictory means. Or finally, conflict almost inevitably arises when “two individuals or groups pursue the same goals, but only one party can win.”
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Reading 15: Halligan & Paris, (1984), The politics of local...


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