expression social exclusion is widely deployed in debates that refer to
changes in society which have consequences for individuals and
collectivities who are excluded from various processes such as:
participation in decision-making and political procedures, access to
employment and material resources, and integration into common cultural
Contemporary debates about social exclusion identify information as
a key dimension of poverty, and digital exclusion as a problem.
As the IS field broadens to embrace wider concerns that go beyond
systems development issues, it is essential that we expand our field of
enquiry to consider what are the processes that engender social exclusion
and what are the issues that derive from it?