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Poverty and Exclusion in a Global World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A. S. Bhalla, Frédéric Lapeyre
    Pages 1-32
  3. A. S. Bhalla, Frédéric Lapeyre
    Pages 33-53
  4. A. S. Bhalla, Frédéric Lapeyre
    Pages 54-84
  5. A. S. Bhalla, Frédéric Lapeyre
    Pages 85-130
  6. A. S. Bhalla, Frédéric Lapeyre
    Pages 131-165
  7. A. S. Bhalla, Frédéric Lapeyre
    Pages 166-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-237

About this book


In Western Europe, the notion of social exclusion is rapidly diffusing in recent years. This book investigates the notion of social exclusion as a new way to approach social issues such as the 'new poverty' long-term-unemployment, precariousness, social polarization and disintegration. Particular attention is paid to both the global relevance of an approach in terms of social exclusion and its value compared to more conventional approaches in terms of poverty of deprivation. It is shown that social exclusion goes beyond these by explicitly embracing the relational as well as the distributional aspects of poverty and emphasizing processes. In this book, the authors explore the specific forms of social exclusion in the ongoing processes of globalization, deregulation, crisis of the welfare state, and rise of individualism.


Developing Countries employment globalization poverty unemployment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sidney Sussex CollegeUniversity of CambridgeEngland
  2. 2.Institute of Development StudiesCatholic University of LouvainBelgium

About the authors

A.S. BHALLA is David Thomson Senior Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, UK. Previously he was Special Adviser to the President of International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa; a senior staff member of the International Labour Office in Geneva and a founder member of its World Employment Programme. Dr. Bhalla has held research and academic positions at the Universities of Yale, Manchester and Oxford.

FRÉDÉRIC LAPEYRE is a member of the Institute of Development Studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain Le Neuve, Belgium. He has worked as a consultant to the European Commission, the International Labour Office and the European Trade Union Confederation. He has written several articles on development and globalization issues.

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Poverty and Exclusion in a Global World is an excellent analysis of the variable conditions of social exlusions in the contemporary world. The analysis and data that the book provides, coupled with a will to policy formation that seeks to avoid the traps it outlines, is long overdue...The book should be a useful addition to the 'losers' section on any reading lists on 'the consequences of globalisation'.' - Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney