The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through our Project Pages.

Connectivity and conflict in periods of austerity: what do we know about middle class political activism and its effects on public services?

This paper presents the results of a realist synthesis of academic research from the UK, US and Scandinavia since 1980. It shows that there is indeed evidence of middle class advantage in relation to public services. Read more

Community-based Participatory Research: Ethical Challenges

This paper outlines the findings of a scoping study examining ethical issues in community-based participatory research. Read more

Temporal Connectivities: A scoping study of the available research on time and community

The aim of this study is to gain a better sense of what research is currently available and to identify cross-cutting and emerging themes, as well as any significant gaps. Read more

A review of conceptualisations and meanings of ‘community’ within and across research traditions: a metanarrativeapproach

We aimed to collect systematically the key ways in which community has been understood within and across research traditions. Read more

Immanent Authority and the Making of Community

Drawing upon the resources, energy and research of an inter-disciplinary group of early career researchers, the Authority Research Network, this project uses literature on “authority”, to theorise community production, empowerment and participation. Read more

Connected Communities: Diaspora and Transnationality

This research review critically explores the idea of “connected communities” in relation to diaspora and transnationality across the humanities and social sciences. Read more

Communities in Crisis

This research review aims to understand, from a variety of perspectives and contexts, how, why and with what effects and impacts communities develop qualities of self-reliance, resilience and empowerment in times of crisis. Read more

The involvement of children and young people in research within the criminal justice area

This review focuses on the evidence of participation of children and young people (CYP) in, and with, criminal justice research. Read more

Connected Health and Social Care Communities

“Health and Social Care Community” can be used to describe shared identity, organisation and purpose in relation to governance, professional groupings, practices and user-based activities. Interconnectedness within and between communities require interrogation if “communities” and their ability to sustain and change are to be understood. Read more