Active Citizenship and Disability: Implementing the Personalisation of Support (BOK)

Andrew Power, Janet E. Lord, Allison S. DeFranco

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This book provides an international comparative study of the implementation of disability rights law and policy focused on the emerging principles of self-determination and personalisation. It explores how these principles have been enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and how different jurisdictions have implemented them to enable meaningful engagement and participation by persons with disabilities in society. The philosophy of 'active citizenship' underpinning the Convention - that all citizens should (be able to) actively participate in the community - provides the core focal point of this book, which grounds its analysis in exploring how this goal has been imagined and implemented across a range of countries. The case studies examine how different jurisdictions have reformed disability law and policy and reconfigured how support is administered and funded to ensure maximum choice and independence is accorded to people with disabilities.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Allison S. DeFranco, Andrew Power, Janet E. Lord
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107029910
Antall sider 518 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,6cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 820 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Civil rights & citizenship, Human rights & civil liberties law, Disability: social aspects, Disability & the law