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Children, young people and social inclusion: Participation for what?

Kay Tisdall, John Davis, and Malcolm Hill


This book asks how far and in what way social inclusion policies are meeting the needs and rights of children and young people. Leading scholars write from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines including social policy, education, geography and sociology. The book critically examines the concepts of participation and social inclusion and their links with children and childhoods and considers the geography of social inclusion and exclusion. It explores young people's own conceptualisations of social inclusion and exclusion; and examines how these concepts have been expressed in policy at vari ... More

Keywords: social inclusion politics, social policy, education, geography, sociology, participation, children, exclusion, young people

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346629
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346629.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kay Tisdall, editor

John Davis, editor

Malcolm Hill, editor

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One Introduction

John M. Davis, and Malcolm Hill

Part One Children and poverty

Three Children’s perspectives on social exclusion and resilience in disadvantaged urban communities

Malcolm Hill, Katrina Turner, Moira Walker, Anne Stafford, and Peter Seaman

Part Two Participation: politics and policy

Part Three Opening up theoretical spaces for inclusion and participation

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