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Social exclusion, understood as the denial of full participation in social life, its products and its regulation and development, is a set of structural positions in which people need special resources. Structural characteristics of an economy like social exclusion are answered by coping strategies aiming at getting out of and away from the status again. Welfare measures are one set of provisions against (permanent) exclusion.
Empirical research in eight European cities (Barcelona, Bologna, Vienna, Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig, Groningen, Leeds, Stockholm) produced a collection of (over 3.000) narratives about how different instances of social exclusion have been managed. Social exclusion is broken down into episodes with a multi-dimensional dynamic and a trajectory of coping with the problem. The resources needed and used for such coping are of special interest in analyses of this material.

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