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Social Exclusion as Concept and Policy Template in the European Union. CES Working Paper, no. 135, 2006

Daly, Mary. (2006) Social Exclusion as Concept and Policy Template in the European Union. CES Working Paper, no. 135, 2006. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    Drawing upon a theoretical approach that emphasizes the importance of ideas and political processes in policymaking, the focus of this piece is on how a sociological concept – social exclusion – has been mobilized and manipulated by the EU. Tracing both the sociological and social policy ‘lives’ of the concept, the paper develops an explanation for the EU’s turn to social exclusion that centers on both the properties of social exclusion as concept and the nature of the EU project. In essence it is argued that social exclusion “fits” with the current (stage of the) EU project and serves a set of crucial functions. Over the course of the last fifteen years, the EU has strategically crafted its particular approach to social exclusion which, among other things, has helped to both legitimize and advance EU engagement with social issues.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Social exclusion; Lisbon process; social change; European society; ideas and policy making.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Lisbon StrategyAgenda/Partnership for Growth and Employment
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Harvard University, Center for European Studies > CES Working Papers Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2008
    Page Range: p. 17
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:58
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9026

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