local social policy; coal communes; local community; exclusion
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne, T. 2 (2011), s. 164-176
The article discusses how the restructuring of the employment in coal mines influences
the way the coal communities function. The problem of social exclusion of former miners
and their families became a challenge for the social policy in many of those communities. On
the one hand the author tries to present the scale of danger connected with this phenomenon.
On the other hand, she analyses how and to what degree the local social policy reacts to this