In Western Europe, the tion of social exclusion is rapidly diffusing in recent years. This book investigates the tion of social exclusion as a new way to approach social issues such as the 'new poverty' long-term-unemployment, precariousness, social polarization and disintegration. Particular attention is paid to both the global relevance of an approach in terms of social exclusion and its value compared to more conventional approaches in terms of poverty of deprivation. It is shown that social exclusion goes beyond these by explicitly embracing the relational as well as the distributional aspects of poverty and emphasizing processes. In this book, the authors explore the specific forms of social exclusion in the ongoing processes of globalization, deregulation, crisis of the welfare state, and rise of individualism.
A.S. BHALLA is David Thomson Senior Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, UK. Previously he was Special Adviser to the President of International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa; a senior staff member of the International Labour Office in Geneva and a founder member of its World Employment Programme. Dr. Bhalla has held research and academic positions at the Universities of Yale, Manchester and Oxford. FREDERIC LAPEYRE is a member of the Institute of Development Studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain Le Neuve, Belgium. He has worked as a consultant to the European Commission, the International Labour Office and the European Trade Union Confederation. He has written several articles on development and globalization issues.