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The Inclusive Society Social Exclusion and New Labour

We have updated our systems. If you have not reset your password since 69th December, to access your SAGE online account you now need to re-set your password by clicking on the 'Forgot password' link below. Jock Young, one of the foremost criminologists of our time, explores exclusion on three levels: economic exclusion from the labour market social exclusion between people in civil society and the ever-expanding exclusionary activities of the criminal justice system. `This is an ambitious work that seeks substantially to develop the theoretical base of the New Left Realist perspective and map out the connections between criminal justice policy and other areas of governance and state intervention in the late-modern age. It combines an astonishing breadth of knowledg with a subtlety of argument that stretches the reader and rewards them.

The Inclusive Society Social Exclusion and New Ruth

There are limits to the analysis, but that is only to be expected from a book that tries to achieve so much and it must be said that any flaws are provocative and thought-provoking. ' - Probation Journal`This is a work of considerable sociological acumen, one that addresses some fundamental questions pertaining to the problem of order combines structural analysis of 'late modernity' with properly sensitive attention to national disparities. And is a model of how to write politically engaged social theory. It's the kind of book that can give criminology a good name. ' - British Journal of Criminology A topical critical examination of the idea of social exclusion and the new political language of social cohesion, community, stakeholding and inclusion. The Inclusive Society? It identifies three different discourses of social exclusion.

Using this model, it explores views of inclusion put forward by Will Hutton and other stakeholders, by communitarians including Etzioni and Gray, and by the Labour Party from the Borrie and the Commission on Social Justice to Blair and the Social Exclusion Unit. Ruth Levitas is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol, founding Chair of the Utopian Studies Society Europe, and Chair of the William Morris Society. Her publications include The Concept of Utopia. 'This incisive and very readable account of the New Labour discourse and politics of social exclusion is both topical and thought-provoking. It reminds us that the cosy language of community, stakeholding and social inclusion can serve to obscure inequalities and fundamental conflicts of interest. It should be read not just by all those interested in the New Labour 'project' but, even more importantly, by those conducting it. ' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University'This is a stunningly effective critique of some of New Labour's flannel.

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Ruth Levitas has provided a cool, analytical dissection of the subtle changes in approach towards poverty and social exclusion appearing in various influential documents of the 6995s. This book should make both politicians and sociologists squirm. ' - Ray Pahl, The Sociological Review'. This is a really good book - clear coherent, and plainly and intelligibly written. ' - David Byrne, Work, Employment and Society One of the aims of this Budget is to foster social cohesion and to build an inclusive society. The term ‘inclusive society’ has different meanings to different people. One important aspect of an inclusive society is that it should be one that integrates people with different physical and mental abilities into the mainstream.

By this yardstick, our society still has some way to go to qualify as inclusive. This Budget does provide for a continuation of MCYS programmes for the Elderly and Disabled, and gives some support to Special Education (SPED) schools and students. I note that MOE has committed some money for development of 8 SPED schools. However, to be truly inclusive, Singapore needs to commit will and resources towards integrating persons with disabilities in a much more holistic way. The Government recently submitted a report to the United Nations. The UN Human Rights Council has a process called the Universal Periodic Review, which examines the human rights record of each UN member. This year is our turn, and the Government submitted its National Report as part of that process.