People, jobs, rights and power: the role of participation in combating social exclusion in Europe

Stevens, Alex and Bur, Anne-Marie and Young, Lucy (2003) People, jobs, rights and power: the role of participation in combating social exclusion in Europe. Community Development Journal, 38 (2). pp. 84-95. ISSN 0010-3802 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdj/38.2.84

Abstract

Interest is being revived in participation as a means of tackling social exclusion. There are differing interpretations of both participation and social exclusion, which leave it unclear as to how one is supposed to combat the other. This article reports some findings from a project that looked at existing participation efforts in four European countries, and compares observations with previous insights. We categorize the aims of these efforts, relate these aims to policy developments at European and local level and link them to differing explanations of social exclusion. We argue that greater clarity is necessary on the aims of participation and on how it is supposed to tackle social exclusion if conflicts that have hindered previous programmes are to be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > European Institute for Social Services (RAE)
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Samantha Osborne
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:31
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 12:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/814 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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