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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
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The Political Economy of Social Exclusion and the Policy of Inclusion [Commission on Human Rights and Commission on Marginalization and Global Apartheid]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 30 Aug 11:00 - 15:30


Room 2.124

"In a fast developing world, a rising consciousness is emerging with regard to human rights, citizenship, individual dignity, social and distributive justice and equality. This has made social, political and economic inclusion a clarion call for the nation-states. Social exclusion is a social construct and is practised in many societies. It negates the basic principles of democracy and human rights, particularly the developing world falls victim to it. In such societies, identity search remains constant and continuous for some groups who struggle hard to get a space in the mainstream of the society. These groups are kept out and remain at the margin of the society. One often hears that it has been a phenomenon of the past but practice of the present. Taking into consideration that social exclusion is a multifactorial and multidimensional process the present conference session will address the following issues: . Combining the textual view and the field based view with regard to meaning and manifestations of social exclusion. . Social exclusion and Inequalities : class, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, citizenship, etc. . Historical and cultural interpretations of social exclusion. The traditional typology and the emerging ones. . Social Exclusion in different contexts: Community, Culture, Ethnicity, Geography. Social practices of stigmatization, segregation and shaming. . Academic and Policy studies and their findings on social exclusion. . The Political economy of Social Exclusion. Inclusive policies; good practices,changes and challenges. The new movements and the resultants."


  • P 72.1
    • Dr. Pandey, Annapurna (University of California)
    • Dr. Chenaut, María Victoria (Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS))
  • P 72.2
    • Dr. Pandey, Annapurna (University of California)
    • Dr. Chenaut, María Victoria (Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS))

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Sure Start houses were set up in Hungary in early 2000 to combat social exclusion and compensate unequal opportunities related to socio-spatial inequalities. The underlying idea is that disadvantages should be addressed at the earliest age and early intervention can break the reproduction of social problems related to poverty, exclusion and segregation. Thus Sure Start houses were set up mostly in ... More
Presented by Dr. Alexandra SZŐKE
Disability is an important axis of inequality in the global context. Disabled people in higher education remain at the margins, discriminated against and excluded to a large extent. Much of the understanding on the subject comes from studies in the Global North and very little has been written in the context of developing countries where disability has to centre in the development discourse becaus ... More
Presented by Dr. Nilika MEHROTRA on 30/8/2019 at 9:00
Kuttanad is a low-lying and water-logged region in Kerala, South India replenished by silt brought by four river systems. The area was found to be well suited to rice cultivation and fields were reclaimed from marshes as well as Lake Vembanad. Reclamation of land for cultivation and flood control used to be undertaken by private farmers, with assistance from the state. Over time Kuttanad became th ... More
Presented by Dr. Narayanan NC
This paper is going to focus on the situation of social vulnerability faced by rural women in the municipality of Papantla, Veracruz (Mexico). This will be illustrated by the issues of access to water and health services. This data will be examined from the intersectionality perspective, taking into account the impact of neoliberal policies at a local level, as well as the fact that local dynamics ... More
Presented by Dr. María Victoria CHENAUT on 30/8/2019 at 11:45
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the central government’s response to the constitutionally manifested right to work and means to promote livelihood security by creating durable assets in India’s rural areas. MGNREGA was enacted in 2005 to provide 100 days of guaranteed work to any person who demands the same. There is increasing recognition of the potential o ... More
Presented by Dr. Supriya PATTANAYAK on 30/8/2019 at 12:20
The Transgender persons’ identity in India is closely linked with the traditional livelihood of the community. The dominant discourse often portrays them as homogenous close-knit groups, socially excluded living in the margins, engaged in stigmatized livelihood options. This paper looks into the dynamics of redefining transgender identity and its connect with their current livelihoods, in the fa ... More
Presented by Dr. Smita Mishra PANDA on 30/8/2019 at 15:05
In present India, older adults constitute 7.6% of the total population. Within three decades, the number of older adults has more than doubled i.e. from 43 million in 1981 to 92 million in 2011 and is expected to triple in the next four decades i.e., 316 million. The increasing trends of the nuclear family, the changing attitudes of the younger generation towards older adults, rising dual career c ... More
Presented by Dr. Annapurna PANDEY on 30/8/2019 at 14:05
The exclusion is practiced world wide mostly on the identity of gender, caste, religion, ethnicity, colour, race and nationality. In India social exclusion is the denial of the basic welfare rights which provide citizens positive freedom to participate in the social and economic life and which thereby render meaningful their fundamental negative freedoms (ILO country case studies (Gore & Fig ... More
Presented by Gunratna SONTAKKE on 30/8/2019 at 11:20
"The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, popularly known as the Forest Rights Act (FRA), was implemented in 2006 seeking to correct the “historic injustice” meted out to the Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in India. Though the Act has huge potential to realise more than what 100 plus land reform legislations in the country could ... More
Presented by Dr. Rajakishor MAHANA on 30/8/2019 at 12:00
The Mandal commission recommended the reservation policy for the backward classes of India in 1992. Research shows that post Mandal phase gave the new teeth to the politics of the backward castes as well as the caste associations in India. Caste associations became the fulcrum of understanding sources of caste consciousness for backward castes as these systematically articulated and fomented caste ... More
Presented by Punam KAVADE on 30/8/2019 at 14:25
India is now emerging as one of the top five global economies. It's sheer size gives India the traction to pull other ailing economies our ot their woes. To realise this potential fully, India needs to combat corruption that has become endemic. The Indian economy with its large informal sector offers numerous incentives to those who want to monopolise public resources for private gain. Instead of ... More
Presented by Dr. M N PANINI
Since the adoption of the ‘Act to combat poverty and social exclusion’ (Bill 112) in 2002, the Government of Québec has to present action plans “[…] to combat poverty, prevent its causes, reduce its effects on individuals and families, counter social exclusion and strive towards a poverty-free Québec” (Québec 2002, 1.1), and this while reinforcing the neoliberal model. This presentati ... More
Presented by Dr. Éric Gagnon POULIN on 30/8/2019 at 14:45
In sociological and anthropological terms, witch hunting can be described as a phenomenon that is invoked to explain misfortune by attributing it to the evil influence of someone, either from within or outside the community. The present study explores the belief system and the socio-cultural practices of witch hunting acts, seen in different tribal villages of Odisha, a land to 62 tribes and they ... More
Presented by Dr. SABITA ACHARYA on 30/8/2019 at 11:40
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