Active Citizenship and Disability: Implementing the Personalisation of Support

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

Table of Contents

Towards Active Citizenship for People with Disabilities
Supports to persons with disabilities in the context of international and regional disability law and policy
Towards an enabling state & revitalising disability support
Learning from Comparative Perspectives
Active citizenship and disability in the United States
Active citizenship & disability in Canada (British Columbia and Ontario)
Active citizenship and disability in the UK (England and Northern Ireland)
Active citizenship and disability in Sweden
Active citizenship and disability in France
The Development of Reform in the Disability Support Sector in Ireland
Tracing the origins of disability support in Ireland
Towards active citizenship and disability in Ireland
The Journey Ahead for Independent Living
Options and alternatives for a new support delivery framework that encourages independence
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