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Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization

Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization
 

This book explores the way in which disability activists in the United Kingdom and Canada have transformed their aspirations into legal claims in their quest for equality.

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ISBN 9781107000872
Barcode 9781107000872
Published 20 December 2010 by Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Vanhala, Lisa
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
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ISBN-13 9781107000872
ISBN-10 1107000874
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 20 December 2010
International Publication Date 30 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Vanhala, Lisa
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category Disability: Social Aspects
Human Rights
Political Activism
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress People with disabilities - Legal status, laws, etc - Great Britain - History, People with disabilities - Great Britain - History, People with disabilities - Legal status, laws, etc - Canada - History, People with disabilities - Canada - History
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 323.3
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Description of this Book

Making Rights a Reality? explores the way in which disability activists in the United Kingdom and Canada have transformed their aspirations into legal claims in their quest for equality. It unpacks shifting conceptualizations of the political identity of disability and the role of a rights discourse in these dynamics. In doing so, it delves into the diffusion of disability rights among grassroots organizations and the traditional disability charities. The book draws on a wealth of primary sources including court records and campaign documents and encompassing interviews with more than sixty activists and legal experts. While showing that the disability rights movement has had a significant impact on equality jurisprudence in two countries, the book also demonstrates that the act of mobilizing rights can have consequences, both intended and unintended, for social movements themselves.

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Author's Bio

Dr Lisa Vanhala currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. She previously held an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research has been published in the Journal of European Public Policy, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Common Law World Review, and Regional and Federal Studies.

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