Social Exclusion in Cross-National Perspective: Actors, Actions, and Impacts from Above and Below

ISBN : 9780190873776

Robert J. Chaskin; Bong Joo Lee; Surinder Jaswal
360 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2019
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Global processes have an increasing influence on local contexts and the nature and distribution of opportunities among populations across the globe. While capital and population mobility, advances in information and communications technology, and economic liberalization have fostered economic development, industrialization, and wealth for some, they have also engendered growing inequalities in income, prosperity, well-being, and access. Those left behind by these global transformations often experience not only material deprivation, but broader dislocation from the contexts, institutions, and capabilities that provide access to social and economic opportunity. The concept of "social exclusion" has been widely adopted to describe the conditions of economic, social, political, and/or cultural marginalization experienced by particular groups of people due to extreme poverty, discrimination, dislocation, and disenfranchisement. This book explores the dynamics of social exclusion within the context of globalization across four countries-China, India, South Korea, and the United States. In particular, it examines how social exclusion is defined, manifested, and responded to with regard to diverse social arenas and processes, varying mechanisms and scales, and a range of impacted populations. Based on collaborative research activities and in-depth deliberation among leading scholars from major academic institutions in each of the four aforementioned countries, the volume provides a rich account of the interplay between globalization and social exclusion, while highlighting the ways in which responses may be more or less effective in different contexts. Its insights will be of particular interest to academics, researchers, and students across diverse social science disciplines.


Chapter 1. Social Exclusion in Cross-National Perspective: Setting the Stage
Robert J. Chaskin, Joan Yoo, Surinder Jaswal, Shengli Chen
Part One. Mapping Social Exclusion: Concepts and Contexts
Chapter 2. Globalization and Social Exclusion: Concepts and Processes
Robert J. Chaskin, Jung-Hwa Ha, Mouleshri Vyas
Chapter 3. Social Exclusion as a Policy Idea: Dissemination, Adaptation, and Application
Colleen Grogan, Surinder Jaswal, Gao Xiang, Joan Yoo
Part Two. Social Exclusion on the Ground: Dimensions, Populations, and Impact
Chapter 4. Urban Restructuring, Housing Policy, and Social Exclusion
Robert J. Chaskin, Mouleshri Vyas, Bong Joo Lee, Shengli Chen
Chapter 5. Migration and Changing Social Ecosystems
Xiang Gao, Virginia Parks, Mouleshri Vyas, Hyemee Kim
Chapter 6. The Transition to Adulthood for Marginalized Youth
Mark E. Courtney, Suo Deng, Anjali Dave, Vijay Raghavan, Bong Joo Lee
Chapter 7. Social Exclusion and Older Adults
Jung-Hwa Ha, Deborah Carr, Subharati Ghosh, Hyeon Jung Lee
Part Three. Shaping and Responding to Social Exclusion: The State, NGOs, and Community Action
Chapter 8. Changing Roles and Relationships between NGOs and the State in Shaping
and Responding to Social Exclusion
Jennifer Mosley, Ethan Park, Suo Deng, Monica Sakhrani
Chapter 9. Democratic Engagement and Mobilization: The Role of Grassroots
Mouleshri Vyas, Jennifer Mosley, Colleen Grogan, Yan Long, Hyoung
Yong Kim, Robert J. Chaskin
Chapter 10. Health Policy and Social Exclusion
Colleen Grogan, Surinder Jaswal, Jung Min Park
Chapter 11. The Impact of Globalization and Social Exclusion on Education and Child Development
Suo Deng, Shewli Kumar, Joan Yoo, Camille A. Farrington
Chapter 12. State Responses and Structures for Child Protection
Bong Joo Lee, Mark E. Courtney, Xiang Gao, Monica Sakrani
Chapter 13. Social Exclusion in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Policy,
and Practice
Robert J. Chaskin, Surinder Jaswal, Bong Joo Lee

About the author: 

Robert J. Chaskin, PhD, is Professor, UNESCO Chair for Inclusive Urbanism, and Deputy Dean for Strategic Initiatives, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago. His work focuses primarily on the conceptual foundations and principal strategies of contemporary community intervention in the context of urban poverty. Bong Joo Lee, PhD, MSW, is Professor of Social Welfare, Seoul National University. His research focuses on child welfare, child poverty, early intervention, and social service reform issues. He is Editor-in-Chief of Child Indicators Research. Surinder Jaswal, PhD, MA (SW), is Deputy Director (Research) and Dean, School of Research Methodology; and Professor, Centre for Health and Mental Health, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is also the Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Social Work. She has initiated and led several research and field action projects on urban health, disasters, and public mental health.

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