Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies
Edited by Martin Kohli, Alison Woodward
Published December 1st 2007 by Routledge – 224 pages
European social development over the last century has been characterized by an increasing inclusiveness of people into the ever-larger collectives of the nation state, the European Union and categories of welfare entitlement. Yet recent empirical data suggests that income gaps are growing and that within the physical borders of Europe there is a greater cultural and ethnic heterogeneity than ever before. Effectively, many of the processes of inclusion are accompanied by exclusion and the creation of new borders, identities and rights.
Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies features eminent contributors from across Europe addressing the problems of inclusion and exclusion as they affect European societies today. Amongst the topics addressed are:
This book constitutes a unique stock-taking of many of the central issues in European social integration or disintegration today.