The Politics of Social Inclusion

Bridging Knowledge and Policies Towards Social Change

Edited by Gabriele Koehler, Alberto D. Cimadamore, Fadia Kiwan, and Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez

ibidem Press

The Politics of Social Inclusion

Pub Date: February 2020

ISBN: 9783838213330

380 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $46.00

Pub Date: February 2020

ISBN: 9783838273334

380 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $30.99

The Politics of Social Inclusion

Bridging Knowledge and Policies Towards Social Change

Edited by Gabriele Koehler, Alberto D. Cimadamore, Fadia Kiwan, and Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez

ibidem Press

This volume looks at concepts and processes of social exclusion and social inclusion. It traces a number of discourses, all of them routed in a relational power analysis, examining them in the context of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 with its commitment to “leave no one behind.” The book combines analysis that is fundamentally critical of the rhetoric of social inclusion in academic and UN discourse with narratives of social exclusion processes and social inclusion contestation, based on ethnographic field research findings in Bogota, Kingston, Port-au-Prince, Kampala, Beijing, Chongqing, Mumbai, Delhi, and villages in Northern India. As a result, it contributes to revealing the politics of social inclusion, offering policy proposals towards overcoming exclusions.
By examining social inclusion through the lens of power structures and collective agency, this book fills a large gap in the literature. Interesting case studies sharply illuminate the dangers of ignoring power structures as a major axis of discrimination. Aniruddha Bonnerjee, director of Policymetrica, Kolkata
The book addresses the relationship between science and politics both at the academic level and with regard to the social inclusion policies of international agencies and governments. An original and critical approach to scholarship on poverty. Anete B. Leal Ivo, Professor of Sociology, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

About the Author

Gabriele Koehler, lead editor, is a development economist trained in Germany, and a Senior Research Associate affiliated with UNRISD, Geneva. She is a former UN official with over 25 years of experience across four UN agencies and a former Senior ACUNS Fellow. Her research and advocacy work focuses on the UN-led development agenda and on social and economic policy with a focus on human rights and social protection. She is on the governing board of the UN Association Germany.

Alberto D Cimadamore is the CROP Scientific Director, Professor of Theory of International Relations at the University of Buenos Aires, and Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. His publications focus on the political economy of poverty, development, and regional integration. .

Fadia Kiwan is Professor of Political Science at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and Founder of the Institute of political science at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. She holds a “Doctorat d’état” in Comparative Politics from the University Paris1– Sorbonne and a CAPES in Philosophy and Psychology from the Lebanese University. She is President of the UNESCO MOST Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Director General of the Arab Women Organisation. .

Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez is Programme Specialist, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Paris and member of the Secretariat of the Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Havana. His research interests include social inclusion, the research–policymaking nexus, and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).