Now available open access, “The Politics of Social Inclusion: Bridging Knowledge and Policies Towards Social Change” presents extensive case studies from across the world to provide critical perspectives on the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion.
We are happy to announce that the publication “The Politics of Social Inclusion: Bridging Knowledge and Policies Toward Social Change,” edited by Gabriele Koehler, Alberto D. Cimadamore, Fadia Kiwan and Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez, is now available open access. You can download the full volume here or through BORA.
A collaboration between UNESCO and the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), this volume looks at concepts and processes of social exclusion and social inclusion. It traces a number of discourses, all of them routed in a relational power analysis, examining them in the context of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 with its commitment to “leave no one behind.” The book combines analysis that is fundamentally critical of the rhetoric of social inclusion in academic and UN discourse with narratives of social exclusion processes and social inclusion contestation, based on ethnographic field research findings in La Paz, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Kampala, Beijing, Chongqing, Mumbai, Delhi, and villages in Northern India. As a result, it contributes to revealing the politics of social inclusion, offering policy proposals towards overcoming exclusions.
The policy recommendations and the main findings of the book are available in the accompanying policy brief. You can watch the editors speak about the book in an interview with the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).