Bridging the Divide: Exploring the Local in Social Cohesion


Leibnizhaus, Holzmarkt 5, 30159 Hannover
Hannover, Germany
Conference of the RISC Section Hannover

While social cohesion is often conceptualized at a macro level, it is rooted in subjective feelings of belonging that are mainly experienced and established in individuals’ locally-oriented social environment. Social cohesion encompasses the ties that exist between and within local communities, extending beyond bonds in particular groups. This conference brings together researchers from various disciplines, including human geography, political science, sociology, spatial planning, economics, and others.

Topics include:

  • Contextualizing Social cohesion: a comparative perspective from Africa
  • Local Cohesion, Living Conditions, and Social Infrastructure
  • Outgroup Dynamics and Local Social Cohesion
  • Local Social Cohesion in the Neighborhood
  • Local Social Cohesion and Governance
  • Relational Perspectives on Local Social Cohesion
  • Local Social Cohesion in Cross-Border Contexts



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The conference is free of charge but to estimate the number of participants, we kindly ask you to register by September 30, 2023, by sending an email with your name and affiliation to

For any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact Johannes Crückeberg.


Venue & Accommodation

The conference will be held in the Leibnizhaus located in the city center at Holzmarkt 5, 30159 Hannover. The venue is conveniently situated just a short stroll away from the central railway station. We have arranged a call-off contingent at the MERCURE Hotel Hannover City (Willy-Brandt-Allee 3, 30169 Hannover). You can secure your room from this contingent by sending an email to before the deadline of September 6, 2023, using the keyword ‘Cohesion’. For queries regarding the hotel, you can contact the MERCURE Hotel Hannover City by telephone at +49 511 8008 -0 or -117.


Dr. Johannes Crückeberg

Dr. Johannes Crückeberg

Johannes Crückeberg ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Wirtschafts- und Kulturgeographie der Leibniz Universität…
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