Tackling poverty comprehensively: effectively tackling social exclusion: the Irish experience

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267076
Title:
Tackling poverty comprehensively: effectively tackling social exclusion: the Irish experience
Authors:
Frazer, Hugh
Affiliation:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Publisher:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Issue Date:
24-Sep-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/267076
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
We,in Ireland, are now at a key moment in our history. We are faced by a period of extraordinarily rapid and largely positive political, economic, social, cultural and demographic change. This poses us with a major choice or challenge. Will we use the opportunities that now exist to create a more inclusive and fairer and more just society or will we adopt a laissez faire approach and allow the divisions·within our society to deepen? If the latter we will undoubtedly end up with a more divided or dual society in which most people prosper but in which a significant minority are cast behind on the scrap of history. To pose the question facing us in another way, have we over the last decade of analysis and experimentation learned enough about how to tackle poverty and social exclusion? As a result have we now put in place the appropriate policies and mechanisms to end poverty and social exclusion? Over the past decade the issue of poverty and social exclusion has moved from the periphery to the centre of Irish policy making. We are currently attempting to come terms with the danger that our current prosperity may actually lead to a more divided society. As a result we are engaged in a national experiment or project to try and reconcile rapid economic and social change and progress and the globalisation of the world economy with a desire for increased social integration and inclusion at a local and a national level. I think that this is well illustrated by the banner headline on a recent front page of the-Examiner (9th September), following the publication of another report on homelessness. It read: "5,000 people live on the streets in land of plenty. Wealth creates uncaring society".
Keywords:
POVERTY; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Series/Report no.:
QMW Public Policy Seminars

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFrazer, Hughen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-25T23:45:33Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-25T23:45:33Z-
dc.date.issued1999-09-24-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/267076-
dc.descriptionWe,in Ireland, are now at a key moment in our history. We are faced by a period of extraordinarily rapid and largely positive political, economic, social, cultural and demographic change. This poses us with a major choice or challenge. Will we use the opportunities that now exist to create a more inclusive and fairer and more just society or will we adopt a laissez faire approach and allow the divisions·within our society to deepen? If the latter we will undoubtedly end up with a more divided or dual society in which most people prosper but in which a significant minority are cast behind on the scrap of history. To pose the question facing us in another way, have we over the last decade of analysis and experimentation learned enough about how to tackle poverty and social exclusion? As a result have we now put in place the appropriate policies and mechanisms to end poverty and social exclusion? Over the past decade the issue of poverty and social exclusion has moved from the periphery to the centre of Irish policy making. We are currently attempting to come terms with the danger that our current prosperity may actually lead to a more divided society. As a result we are engaged in a national experiment or project to try and reconcile rapid economic and social change and progress and the globalisation of the world economy with a desire for increased social integration and inclusion at a local and a national level. I think that this is well illustrated by the banner headline on a recent front page of the-Examiner (9th September), following the publication of another report on homelessness. It read: "5,000 people live on the streets in land of plenty. Wealth creates uncaring society".en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQMW Public Policy Seminarsen_GB
dc.subjectPOVERTYen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.titleTackling poverty comprehensively: effectively tackling social exclusion: the Irish experienceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en_GB
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