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Marginalized Groups
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1. Definitions

Communities or groups are described as marginalized or marginal because of their distance from the centers of political or economic power or influence, or because of their limited access to the decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Almost every modern-day document on justice refers to the “marginalized,” a term used by sociologists and politicians alike. Rapidly expanding international networks of financial power linked to political influ…

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Scott, Bob, “Marginalized Groups”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M83>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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