Description - The Inclusive Society? by Ruth Levitas
The idea of social exclusion is part of the new political language. When Labour came into government in 1997, it launched the Social Exclusion Unit to pursue this central theme. But what exactly does social inclusion mean? This revised and updated edition of The Inclusive Society? identifies three competing meanings of the term in contemporary British Politics, emphasising poverty, employment and morality. Ruth Levitas argues that there has been a shift away from understanding social exclusion as primarily a problem of poverty, towards questions of social integration through paid work and moral regulation.
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Author Biography - Ruth Levitas
RUTH LEVITAS is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol, UK. Her teaching and research interests include research methods and official statistics, political sociology, utopianism and the history of socialism. Previous publications include The Ideology of the New Right (1986), The Concept of Utopia (1990), and Interpreting Official Statistics (ed. with Will Guy, 1996).