The six-year research programme “The Neighbourhood Revisited: Spatial polarization and social cohesion in contemporary Sweden” explores the extent to which spatial polarization produces a society that is increasingly polarized in attitudes, valuations, life styles and behaviour and, thus, less socially cohesive.

Stockholm University has obtained a large six-year grant from the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, for the research programme “The Neighbourhood Revisited: Spatial polarization and social cohesion in contemporary Sweden”. The programme is coordinated by Bo Malmberg, Department of Human Geography.

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Share of Swedish Democrat votes in the 2018 Swedish parliamentary election among the nearest 7,200 voters.Map by Pontus Hennerdal, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University.