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Active social policies in the EUInclusion through participation?$
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Rik van Berkel and Iver Hornemann Moller

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342805

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342805.001.0001

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The concept of inclusion/exclusion and the concept of work

The concept of inclusion/exclusion and the concept of work

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Active social policies in the EU

Rik van Berkel

Iver Hornemann Møller

Colin C. Williams

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the main concepts applied in this book — inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation on the one hand, and the concept of work on the other. It differentiates integration in the macro-sociological sense, and integration understood as individuals' inclusion into societal systems. It explains that it is in this second distinction that the problematic of inclusion/exclusion seems to be applied most effectively. It discusses the necessity of making explicit what one means by inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation when using the concepts. It argues that individuals can, willingly or unwillingly, be in situations of inclusion, exclusion and marginalisation with respect to a multidimensionality of domains, practices, institutions or systems.

Keywords:   inclusion, exclusion, marginalisation, societal systems, multidimensionality, macro-sociological

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