Building A Thesis Proposal: Literature Review

by Aaron Pompei


Posted on February 7, 2017



Discovery and understanding of the choosen domain to eplore for a thesis project began with picking an inteest and preforming secondary research. After selecting nearly 30 journal articles from designing for soical cohesion to policy for community cohesion and related topics of natural environment affects on community cohesion I began reading. A complex interweaving of social, economic, and philosophical sub-topics began to emerge developing a very board and ill-structured problem. Below is a list of the articles selected:

List of at least 20 new sources

  1. A Real-Time, Distributed and Context-Aware System for Managing Solidarity Campaigns
    • Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal
  2. Building Social and Community Cohesion: The Role of Social Enterprises in Facilitating Settlement Experiences for Immigrants from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds
    • The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  3. THERE’S NO BEER WITHOUT A SMOKE: COMMUNITY COHESION AND NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES’ EFFECTS ON ORGANIZATIONAL RESISTANCE TO ANTISMOKING REGULATIONS IN THE DUTCH HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
    • Academy of Management Journal
  4. From Community Cohesion to Mobile Solidarities: The City of Sanctuary Network and the Strangers into Citizens Campaign
    • POLITICAL STUDIES Association
  5. ENVIRONMENT AND CRIME IN THE INNER CITY: Does Vegetation Reduce Crime?
    • ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR
  6. The Influence of Neighborhood Aesthetics, Safety, and Social Cohesion on Perceived Stress in Disadvantaged Communities
    • Am J Community Psychol
  7. dInterpreting ‘community cohesion’: modes, means, and mixes
    • Policy & Politics
  8. Key barriers to community cohesion: views from residents of 20 London deprived neighbourhoods
    • GeoJournal
  9. How is perceived community cohesion and membership in community groups associated with children’s dietary adequacy in disadvantaged communities? A case of the Indian Sundarbans
    • BMC Health Services Research
  10. Seeing Community for the Trees: The Links among Contact with Natural Environments, Community Cohesion, and Crime
    • BioScience
  11. The Influence of Education on Community Cohesion: Adaptation of Policy to Practice
    • The Journal of Educational Research
  12. The Responsive City
    • Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford (2014)
  13. Understanding Context
    • Andrew Hinton

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