Social Exclusion Under the Auspices of the State? Case Study of Social Exclusion, Ethnicity and Migration in Osoblaha Region Cover Image

Social Exclusion Under the Auspices of the State? Case Study of Social Exclusion, Ethnicity and Migration in Osoblaha Region
Social Exclusion Under the Auspices of the State? Case Study of Social Exclusion, Ethnicity and Migration in Osoblaha Region

Author(s): Dušan Janák, jr., Jan Bezděk, Václav Walach
Subject(s): Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Fakulta veřejných politik v Opavě
Keywords: social exclusion; Osoblaha Region; socio-economic development; ethnicity; migration; case study

Summary/Abstract: This study deals with a still not sufficiently studied phenomenon of social exclusion in the Czech rural regions. On the case of Osoblaha, we point out the influence of regional characteristics of social inclusion on the transformation of the region’s social structure. The disadvantage of a region in the spheres of employment, education, community facilities and transport services contributes to emigration of relatively educated population able to work; such population is, to certain degree, substituted by socially excluded persons seeking relatively cheaper housing; and that contributes to increasing local social tension. Together with the analysis of the current status of social exclusion in the Osoblaha Region, based on quantitative and qualitative data, we present, as the main finding, the need of further dealing with the impact of public policies on shaping of social exclusion in excluded rural regions.

  • Issue Year: 3/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 117-140
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: English