Insightful and engaging, Welfare Words provides a critical analysis of social work and social policy in its articulation and discussion of a number of significant words and phrases. Written by an authoritative voice in the field, Paul Michael Garrett makes sense of complex theories which codify everyday experience, giving students and practitioners vital tools to better understand and change their social worlds. Lucid and accessible in style, Garrett offers an innovative approach to the study of Social Welfare, encouraging readers to think critically about the key issues in social work and social policy, including welfare dependency, social inclusion and exclusion, underclasses, anti-social behaviour, and more.

Social Exclusion

Social Exclusion

Social exclusion – Exclusion from human society (or from a specific milieu); exclusion or isolation from the prevalent social system and its rights and privileges, esp. as a result of poverty or membership of a particular social group. (Oxford English Dictionary)


In May 2014 a high profile conference, organised by the Inclusive Capitalism Initiative, took place in London. Speakers included key figures, such as Mark Carney (2014), the Governor of the Bank of England, and Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the IMF. The event was co-hosted by Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a member of the famous Rothschild banking dynasty and one ...

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