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Organisation

Centre on Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City (T_OASES)

Research Group

Main organisation:Department of Sociology
Lifecycle:1 Oct 2003  →  30 Sep 2018
Organisation profile:The research of OASeS is structured around three research tracks. The first research track 'poverty, social inequality and social exclusion' continues a long tradition of scientific and policy-oriented research on poverty and other forms of social exclusion in OASeS. This research track deals with the following themes: poverty policy and anti-poverty strategies; the relation between poverty, welfare state and migration; culture and poverty; social work and community development and indicators of (multidimensional) poverty. The second research track 'urban development, policy and community development' builds on previous research on urban poverty and policy and focuses on the following themes: urban development and renewal; housing, social mix and urban flight; urban policy, governance and urban social movements and urban social cohesion and conflicts. The third research track 'space, policy and innovation' focuses on (political) sociological questions related to the intensive use of space and the living environment and the transition to a sustainable society. The following themes are addressed: land use, mobility and social networks; sustainable development and social innovation and knowledge, science and innovation.
Keywords:SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL INEQUALITY, SOCIAL INNOVATION, SPATIAL PLANNING, URBAN SOCIOLOGY, POVERTY, COMMUNITY BUILDING
Disciplines:Urban and regional design, development and planning, Applied sociology, Policy and administration, Social psychology, Social stratification, Social theory and sociological methods, Social work, Sociology of life course, family and health, Other sociology and anthropology