ISBN 9789970258871
Pages 418
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2015
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

Challenging Social Exclusion

Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Realising Social Justice in East Africa

edited by Helen Hintjens, Jimmy Maguru, Florence Nyakaisiki

In Challenging Social Exclusion: Multi-sectoral Approaches to Realising Social Justice in East Africa contributing authors interrogate the question of social justice in East Africa, unravelling how people who live on the margins of society are cheated of their livelihoods. The work delves into thorny issues in social justice and recommends ways of addressing them. Based on recent field research, the book is informed by views from latest scholarly works. Issues about social justice from various areas including judiciary, health, land law, education and legal institutions are presented and explained. The authors, through examples from different sectors across East Africa, establish that attainment of social justice is the foremost concern of the legal sector in relation to social protection and resource sharing. They show that the justice, law and order institutions are means through which social justice should be accessed without discrimination of the poor, marginalised and vulnerable people. Contributing writers are scholars from various backgrounds including development studies, social work and law. The book is written in clear language and well organised. It addresses the needs of social workers, local government leaders, women and gender activists, the legal fraternity and the general reader.

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About the Editors

Helen Hintjens

Helen Hintjens is senior lecturer in Development and Social Justice at the International Institute of Social Studies, based in The Hague in The Netherlands, a constituent part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is interested and publishes on the post-genocide politics of the Great Lakes region, and on the politics of refugee and asylum advocacy between Europe and Africa.

Jimmy Maguru

Jimmy Maguru has a BA (SS) (Hons), PGDCBR, MA (Development Studies) and MPHL. He has been involved in community development oriented programmes in Uganda and has a lot of experience in research, training, project management and evaluation. His research interest is in disability and development, refugees and development, public health and social protection. He is a senior lecturer at Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development and also manages a refugee’ outreach programme of the Institute in collaboration with UNHCR Uganda.

Florence Nyakaisiki

Florence Nyakaisiki is a senior lecturer at Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development. She graduated with a BA (Social Work and Social Administration) degree from Makerere University in 2008, and a Masters of Arts in Development Studies degree in 2012 (majoring in Human Rights, Development and Social Justice) from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Hague, Netherlands. Key areas of research interest include Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights and Welfare, Community Development and Gender and Development.