Understanding social exclusion and social inclusion
This paper seeks to demonstrate the importance of a clear understanding of the concepts of social exclusion and social inclusion, not only for policy makers, but for all practitioners tasked with the implementation of strategies to reduce/increase each, respectively. Following a discussion of the two terms, the paper presents government transport policy as a case study, discussing the recent Social Exclusion Unit report, Making the Connections, and its likely outcomes for social exclusion. The paper highlights the dangers inherent in a strategy which seeks to increase mobility to decrease exclusion, suggesting that such a policy fails adequately to consider a holistic approach to social exclusion. The paper discusses the place of mobility in strategies to decrease social exclusion and provides practical suggestions to maximise the social benefits of such strategies.
Kenyon, S. (2003). Understanding social exclusion and social inclusion. Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, 156(2), 97-104. https://doi.org/10.1680/muen.2003.156.2.97
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2003|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||infrastructure planning, transport planning, social impact, research and development|