Le Grand, Julian (2003) Individual choice and social exclusion. 75. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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Why is social exclusion a problem? What about ‘voluntary’ social exclusion – when an individual chooses to exclude him or herself from the wider society? Brain Barry has addressed these questions in a recent CASE book, arguing that social exclusion, voluntary or involuntary, offends against social justice and social solidarity. This paper contends that Barry’s arguments are weak for voluntary social exclusion and argues that, perhaps surprisingly, a better case can be made for treating voluntary social exclusion as a problem on welfarist grounds.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2003 Julian Le Grand|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||social exclusion, poverty, choice|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I30 - General|
|Sets:||Departments > Social Policy
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