Deadline: 15 August 2016
The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) is currently seeking applications for its Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication 2016 workshop with an aim to explore the ways in which social exclusion contributes to poverty, and how social inclusion in various spheres may reduce it.
The event will bring together international experts in both poverty analysis and those whose work focuses on group discrimination, stigma, and exclusionary relations.
CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) was established with a secretariat in Bergen in 1993 in order to promote social science research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context and has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).
The overarching vision of CROP is “a world without poverty” and its mission is to work in collaboration with knowledge networks, institutions and scholars to build independent, alternative and critical knowledge and education on poverty, and to help shape policies for preventing and eradicating poverty.
Particular attention will be paid to the policies that are currently in place to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty in all its forms and empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all.
Participants will assess the contribution of social inclusion policies, from affirmative action, inclusionary housing, and group rights, to basic income and social protection floors. They will consider how to interrupt processes that isolate and discriminate against particular groups, and the extent to which ending exclusionary treatment or guaranteeing access of dishonoured or stigmatized groups may prevent poverty.
Proposals are invited for papers that focus on such questions as:
- To what extent does poverty contribute to social exclusion, and how does belonging to or being identified with stigmatized or excluded groups contribute to and reinforce socioeconomic disadvantage? What are the various mechanisms through which these reciprocal causal processes work? Are they amenable to change?
- How do social inclusion policies contribute to poverty reduction? What can be done to alter exclusionary processes and boundary mechanisms directed at particular groups? To what extent do ending exclusionary treatment of groups and enforcing equal opportunity also prevent poverty?
- Will integrating segregated institutions, occupations, and spaces reduce poverty? Will it do so at the price of social conflict or other negative outcomes?
- How do the various cultural bases of stigmatization or exclusion (religious, ethnic, racial, national or other) vary in their association with poverty across national contexts?
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website
For more information, please visit CROP Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication.