Social Cohesion as Communication
The ethical side of dialogical social cohesion will be researched through a conceptualization of ethical communication and feasible reconciliation tools. It is common knowledge that social policies which do not account for difference and diversification will not promote social cohesion. The communicative and inter-subjective understanding of social cohesion needs therefore to be investigated both in terms of the processes and in terms of the factors that inform decision making in these processes. The processes rely on tools of ethics, such as tolerance, respect, acceptance or rejection, antagonism and agonism, and the decision making on cognitive and non-cognitive identities, such as feelings of solidarity, notions of culture and identity as well as cultural aspects of idioms and conventions.