Monday 1 December 2008, by Daly Mary
The working paper sums the debates about the so called «social inclusion process» of the EU. It proceeds in three parts. In the first I introduce the concept of social exclusion, tracing its origins and outlining its fundamental features. The set of meanings given to the concept by academic work serves as the counterfactual for the analysis of the EU’s interpretation. The second part of the paper focuses on social exclusion as it has been developed as a template for social policy by the EU. In its third part the paper turns attention to the matter of explaining why social exclusion has been privileged by the EU.
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