ACADEMICS :: UNIVERSITY OUTREACH :: CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND INCLUSIVE POLICY
Centre for Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) is established in 2007. It aims at studying the nature, extent and forms of social exclusion among some selective socially excluded groups, especially Muslim groups and suggesting theoretical and policy formulations in this regard. Its key objectives include conceptualizing discrimination, exclusion and inclusion based on caste/ethnicity and religion; developing understanding of the nature and dynamics of discrimination and exclusion; developing an understanding of discrimination at an empirical level; formulating policies for protecting the rights of these groups and eradicating the problem of exclusion and discrimination. The thrust areasof the CSSEIP are studying religious minorities with specific focus upon the Muslims as a socially excluded group, exclusion of Urdu speaking population, and studying the other excluded groups such as Dalits and tribes.
Programmes Offered by the Centre
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Syllabus for MPhil Programme
What is research? Meaning, definition, features, objectives, goal, utility of social research, objectivity in Social Science Research: Research Design- Exploratory- Descriptive Explanatory- Longitudinal and cross sectional research.
Theories of Knowledge: 1. Positivist theories of Knowledge Quantitative/ Statistical Research Tradition. 2. Phenomenological theories of Knowledge Quantitative/ Interpretative research Tradition. 3. Historical Materialist Tradition of Research.
Quantitative – Statistical Tradition: 1. Formulaton – Research Problem. 2. Data and Measurement: Scales of Measurement and Quantification Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, ration – scales. 3. Types of variables: Qualitative (attributes) Quantitative (Discrete and continuous). 4. Sample surveys sampling Frame, Selection of sample. 5. Quantification – Univariate Analysis Bivariate and Multi variate.
Phenomenological Theories of Knowledge
Theories: Weber, Schultz, Harmann. Verstehen: Method, to understand meaning. Direct understanding, indirect understanding.
Ideal types: Formulation of Problem – Research design – Exploratory Explanatory
Historical – Comparative methods – Longitudinal Cross Sectional
Techniques of Data collection: Participant Observation, In-depth Interview, Case Studies
Marxist Tradition: Theories of History – Materialist Theories of History- Dialectical method- Principles of Dialectic- Transformation of Quantity into Quality and vice versa- Unity of Opposites – Negation of Negation- Forces of Production and Relations of Production – Contradictions between Forces of production on one hand and Relations of Productions on the other – Class and class – conflict in capitalist Society.
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Theoretical Approaches to the study of social exclusion and inclusive policy
- Social Exclusion of social groups and cultures: Historical comparative account in traditional and modern societies:
i. Women ii. Language iii. Minority iv. Religion v. Class vi. Caste vii. Land
- Social Exclusion: Perspectives and Theoretical Approaches:
i. Sociological ii. Economic iii. Political iv. Historical v. Anthropological
- Social Exclusion – A cause of consequence of both Poverty – economic exclusion
- Explanations of social exclusion and interventions for evolving inclusive policy
- Policies and legislation for inclusive society in terms of economic inclusion, political inclusion, social and cultural inclusion.
For further information contact:
Professor Kancha Ilaiah