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By Katrien De Boyser, Jürgen Friedrichs, Caroline Dewilde

Because the starting of the Nineties, the slow widening of clinical and coverage debates on poverty from a slim specialise in source of revenue poverty to a extra inclusive thought of social exclusion, has made poverty examine either extra attention-grabbing and extra complex. This transition to a extra multidimensional conceptualization of poverty types the heritage and start line of this booklet. Researchers learning the 'social' and 'spatial' dimensions of poverty have in basic terms began to problem and discover the limits of every other's study views and tools. This publication brings jointly those various our bodies of literature at the intersection of spatial and social exclusion for the 1st time, by way of supplying a state-of-the artwork evaluate written via internationally-recognized specialists who seriously ponder the theoretical prestige in their learn on social exclusion, and at the implications this has for destiny examine and policy-making agendas

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Since the ‘poor’ form a socially expanded group, they are not strongly stigmatised either. This type of social relation to poverty is more likely to develop in traditional societies compared to modern societies. It ideally refers to the situation of pre-industrial countries which have developed rather slowly in comparison with countries in which economic development and social progress have permitted to guarantee well-being and social security to the largest number of people. The form of poverty in Southern-European countries tends towards this type.

4. This Book at a Glance In this book, our focus is on the intersection between research on social and spatial exclusion. As both research traditions have developed relatively independently from each other, we hope to direct the attention of our readers (academic, students, policy makers) to some interesting possibilities for cross-fertilisation. The volume consists of two main parts. The first part features new perspectives and research outcomes on poverty and related social problems. The second part tries to build bridges between the social and the spatial dimensions of poverty.

This tendency has been demonstrated in the 1960s and 1970s in France as well as today in certain countries. It is indeed possible to observe similarities between that period in the history of social intervention in France where the social question of poverty had more or less disappeared in favour of a justifying discourse of psychological intervention aimed at those individuals that are considered to be ill-adapted, and the present What Forms does Poverty take in European Societies 17 situation in Germany and in the Scandinavian countries.

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