Social Citizenship at the Margins

  • Cristina Raț
Part of the Neighborhoods, Communities, and Urban Marginality book series (NCUM)


Raţ takes up the task of unfolding how the workings of social policies put forth pathways of (re)commodification and adverse inclusion that reinforce participation in productive work without relieving it from precariousness and insecurity. While neoliberal policies across the globe typically feature this dynamic, the situation of Roma workers residing in severely deprived and marginalized areas is illustrative for Eastern Europe, given the historical persistence of societal divisions even under self-declared communist rule and their rapid deepening after the political regime change in 1989. The author shows how the relation between social policies and social inequalities can become particularly twisted when the disadvantaged disproportionately belong to a heavily prejudiced ethnic minority, such as the Roma.


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  • Cristina Raț
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  1. 1.Sociology DepartmentBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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