9781107029910

Active Citizenship and Disability: Implementing the Personalisation of Support

  • ISBN 13:

    9781107029910

  • ISBN 10:

    1107029910

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/14/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Summary

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.

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