This report presents the findings of a selected program review of national and international programs designed to redress exclusivism, strengthen social cohesion systematic and inclusion, and counter violent extremism. In addition, a systematic literature review of research conducted in 2011-2015 to answer two key questions:
What factors influence, lead to, or protect against racial, ethnic or religious exclusivism?
How do social cohesion and community resilience address these factors in ways that mitigate socially harmful dimensions of exclusivism such as racism, intolerance and violent extremism?
The report was funded by a grant from the Social Cohesion and Community Resilience Ministerial Taskforce, Department of Premier and Cabinet, State of Victoria.
Victoria University and Australian Multicultural Foundation 2016