Social exclusion and control
Structural processes and obstacles, as well as interaction at the meso and micro levels, can entail or reproduce exclusion and/or control, but exclusion might also be an unintended consequence of activities aiming at inclusion, support or problem solving.
The group of research projects gathered under this label share in common an enhanced attention to exclusion, either as a significant feature of the situation or category under study, or as the possible result of social efforts aiming at control (of crime, substance abuse, truth, legal procedures etc.) or change of (potential or actual) ‘problem groups’. This focus implies a critical gaze at encounters between social authorities and their clients, including interactional processes, discourses and construction work involved in social work.