Poverty Eradication, Economic Integration and Citizenship: Modeling Social Inclusion after the Quebec Summit
Mapping the conceptual foundations of social inclusion and its relationship to economic integration is a critical part of the global rethink now under way. This paper critically assesses the dynamic of market openness and begins by mapping the conceptual foundations of social inclusion and its relationship to economic integration. Social inclusion is a critical notion because it gives citizens everywhere powerful claims to demand change from government. Social inclusion is also a democratic concept that requires precision and deepening. This paper explores the importance of the public domain as the optimal place to build socially inclusive societies and the need to re-examine the public sphere as part of a renewed democracy.