Social Participation and Cohesion. On the Relationship between "Inclusion" and "Integration" in Social Theory (final draft, forthcoming)

Social Theory and Practice (forthcoming)
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This article aims to make progress towards an account of social cohesion and participation in terms of which we can better understand how groups of people come to constitute stable social orders. It argues for a conceptual distinction between "inclusion" and "integration" and sheds new light on their theoretical relationship. While "integration" refers to group members' willingness to act in accordance with the given norms of a social structure, "inclusion" is linked to their participation opportunities. Although inclusion also plays an essential role in integrating a normative order, levels of inclusiveness necessary for social cohesion may vary across different contexts.

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Hauke Behrendt
Universit├Ąt Stuttgart

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