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Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: Disability and Community Living Policies

Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: Disability and Community Living Policies

This book discusses American and European policies surrounding deinstitutionalization and community living, including Articles 12 and 19 of the UNCRPD.

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ISBN 9781107140714
Barcode 9781107140714
Published 14 July 2017 by Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rimmerman, Arie
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
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ISBN-13 9781107140714
ISBN-10 1107140714
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 14 July 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rimmerman, Arie
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category Law & Society
Social Law
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 420g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress People with disabilities - Housing, People with disabilities - Housing - Law and legislation
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 362.4
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the roots of institutionalization, deinstitutionalization legislation and policies of the twentieth century, and twenty-first-century efforts to promote community living policies domestically and internationally, particularly through the role of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), a landmark treaty adopted on 13 December 2006. Rimmerman shows that deinstitutionalization and community living cannot be examined only in terms of the number of institutions closed but also through the substantial change in values, legislation, and policies supporting personalization, as well as the social participation of people with disabilities. The book includes a significant exploration of United States legislation and important Supreme Court decisions compared with European policies toward community living. Finally it discusses the importance of Articles 12 and 19 of the convention and demonstrates the case of Israel that has used the convention as a road map for proposing a new community living policy.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Arie Rimmerman is Richard Crossman Professor of Social Welfare and Social Planning, and former Dean of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, and Head of School of Social Work at the University of Haifa, Israel. He is the author of two recent books, Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities (Cambridge, 2013) and Family Policy and Disability (Cambridge, 2015). He is the recipient of the Lehman Award (1987), the William Trump Award (1998), the 1999 International Award of the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR), and the Burton Blatt Leadership Award (2006).

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