From object to subject : including marginalised citizens in policy-making

2007-08-15T13:03:42Z (GMT) by Ruth Lister
The article begins with an account of the values that might underpin an inclusive model of citizenship. It then discusses such a model in terms of participation in policy-making. It does so with particular reference to two groups who are the named objects of policy-making but who are marginalised in the policy-making process: people living in poverty and children. These examples are also used to draw out some general lessons and themes. The article concludes by linking the discussion to the idea of social justice understood as embodying relations of recognition as well as distribution.