The Changing Disability Policy System

Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe

Author: Rune Halvorsen,Bjørn Hvinden,Jerome Bickenbach,Delia Ferri,Ana Marta Guillén Rodriguez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317227492

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Being an ‘active citizen’ involves exercising social rights and duties, enjoying choice and autonomy, and participating in political decision-making processes which are of importance for one’s life. Amid the new challenges facing contemporary welfare states, debate over just how ‘active’ citizens can and ought to be has redoubled. Presenting research from the first major comparative and cross-national study of active citizenship and disability in Europe, this book analyses the consequences of ongoing changes in Europe – what opportunities do persons with disabilities have to exercise Active Citizenship? The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1 approaches the conditions for Active Citizenship from a macro perspective in order to capture the impact of the overall disability policy system. This system takes diverse and changing forms in the nine European countries under study. Central to the analysis are issues of coherence and coordination between three subsystems of the disability policy system, and between levels of governance. This book identifies the implications and policy lessons of the findings for future disability policy in Europe and beyond. It will appeal to policymakers and policy officials, as well as to researchers and students of disability studies, comparative social policy, international disability law and qualitative research methods.

Active Citizenship and Disability

Implementing the Personalisation of Support

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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029910

Category: Law

Page: 503

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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.

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Nine Countries

Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe

Author: Rune Halvorsen,Bjørn Hvinden,Julie Beadle Brown,Mario Biggeri,Jan Tøssebro,Anne Waldschmidt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317227468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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Over the last three decades, a number of reforms have taken place in European social policy with an impact on the opportunities for persons with disabilities to be full and active members of society. The policy reforms have aimed to change the balance between citizens’ rights and duties and the opportunities to enjoy choice and autonomy, live in the community and participate in political decision-making processes of importance for one’s life. How do the reforms influence the opportunities to exercise Active Citizenship? This volume presents the findings from the first cross-national comparison of how persons with disabilities reflexively make their way through the world, pursuing their own interests and values. The volume considers how their experiences, views and aspirations regarding participation vary across Europe. Based on retrospective life-course interviews, the volume examines the scope for agency on the part of persons with disabilities, i.e. the extent to which men and women with disabilities are able to make choices and pursue lives they have reasons to value. Drawing on structuration theory and the capability approach, the volume investigates the opportunities for exercising Active Citizenship among men and women in nine European countries. The volume identifies the policy implications of a process-oriented and multi-dimensional approach to Active Citizenship in European disability policy. It will appeal to policymakers and policy officials, as well as to researchers and students of disability studies, comparative social policy, international disability law and qualitative research methods.

Understanding Social Citizenship (second Edition)

Themes and Perspectives for Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Dwyer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847423280

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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"A second edition of this excellent book is most welcome. Dwyer's understanding of social citizenship is second to none and this new edition provides an updated discussion and assessment of all the practical and theoretical issues that students need to know about this important area of study." Nick Ellison, University of Leeds This updated and revised edition of Understanding social citizenship is still the only citizenship textbook written from a social policy perspective. It provides students with an understanding of the concept of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions; covers a range of philosophical, historical and contemporary welfare debates and issues; explores inclusion and exclusion; combines analysis of competing perspectives with discussion of social policies and uses easy-to-digest text boxes to aid learning and teaching. The revised second edition contains new topical sections on `Cameron's Conservatism', and the expansion of the EU and A8/10 migration in the UK. The book is essential reading for undergraduates in social policy, sociology, social work, politics and citizenship. It will also appeal to A/AS level students and their teachers, and those on access courses, foundation degrees and teacher training courses.

Handlexikon der Behindertenpädagogik

Schlüsselbegriffe aus Theorie und Praxis

Author: Markus Dederich,Iris Beck,Georg Antor,Ulrich Bleidick

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170299344

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Das Handlexikon der Behindertenpädagogik in Schlüsselbegriffen steht als Nachschlagewerk zwischen kürzer gefasstem lexikalischem Wörterbuch und einem mehrbändigen Handbuch. Es soll in erster Linie eine handliche Informationsquelle für das Studium und die Berufspraxis im Sinne einer Einführung in die wissenschaftlichen Aufgabengebiete und Handlungsfelder im Sinne ausgewählter zentraler Begriffe sein. Bei der Auswahl dieser Begriffe stand zunächst die erziehungswissenschaftliche Einbindung der behindertenpädagogischen Grundbegriffe im Mittelpunkt, um die Behindertenpädagogik damit als Teildisziplin der Erziehungswissenschaft auszuweisen. Die Gliederung der Schwerpunkte der Pädagogik bei Behinderung und Benachteiligung folgt dann dem Duktus der Empfehlungen der Kultusministerkonferenz zur sonderpädagogischen Förderung, wonach diese Schwerpunkte nicht Personenkreise nach Arten von Behinderungen unterteilen, sondern Bereiche von Beeinträchtigungen der Erziehung und Bildung und damit spezifische Ansatzpunkte pädagogischer Förderung darstellen. Die Handlungsfelder wiederum folgen einer Perspektive auf den Lebenslauf als Ganzes und auf unterschiedliche Lebensbereiche vor dem Hintergrund ihrer pädagogischen Relevanz. Der Anspruch des Bandes, so etwas wie eine Quintessenz behindertenpädagogische Theoriebildung zu praktischen Zwecken zusammenzufassen, war nur über vielfältige und multidisziplinäre Zugangswege zu erreichen. Die Mitarbeit von 80 Autorinnen und Autoren sichert Heterogenität der wissenschaftlichen Denkweisen; widersprechende Gesichtspunkte in den Artikeln sind eine Bereicherung des Diskurses.

Citizenship and Vulnerability

Disability and Issues of Social and Political Engagement

Author: A. Beckett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023050129X

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Drawing on new empirical research with disabled people in the UK, and considering the work of theorists such as Berlin, Habermas and Mouffe, Ellison's ideas of proactive and defensive engagement and Turner's 'sociology of the body', Beckett proposes a new model of 'active' citizenship that rests upon an understanding of 'vulnerable personhood'.

Handbuch Biographieforschung

Author: Helma Lutz,Martina Schiebel,Elisabeth Tuider

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658218312

Category: Social Science

Page: 805

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Dieser Band bietet einen umfassenden Einblick in die große thematische, methodische und methodologische Breite und Tiefe der Biographieforschung und präsentiert einen Überblick über die verschiedenen Theorien, Ansätze und Forschungsfelder.

Learning Disabilities - E-Book

Towards Inclusion

Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047015

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

Disability Studies, Kultursoziologie und Soziologie der Behinderung

Erkundungen in einem neuen Forschungsfeld

Author: Anne Waldschmidt,Werner Schneider

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383940486X

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Erstmalig für den deutschsprachigen Raum findet in dieser interdisziplinären Anthologie eine Begegnung der Kultursoziologie mit der Soziologie der Behinderung statt. Hierzulande dominiert noch die rehabilitationswissenschaftliche Sichtweise auf 'Behinderung'. Dagegen ermöglichen es die aus den USA und Großbritannien stammenden Disability Studies, Behinderung als soziale und kulturelle Kategorie zu verstehen und soziologische Schlüsselbegriffe wie Wissen, Körper, Macht, soziale Ungleichheit, Interaktion und Biografie neu zu entdecken. Die Textsammlung leitet durch ihren Anschluss an die Disability Studies einen grundlegenden Perspektivenwechsel auf Phänomene verkörperter Differenz ein.

Disability History

Konstruktionen von Behinderung in der Geschichte. Eine Einführung

Author: Elsbeth Bösl,Anne Klein,Anne Waldschmidt

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839413613

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Hat Behinderung eine Geschichte? Die internationale Disability History füllt die Leerstelle zwischen Historiografie und Disability Studies; sie geht davon aus, dass Phänomene verkörperter Differenz kontingent sind. Dieses Buch führt in den deutschsprachigen Diskurs der neuen geschichtswissenschaftlichen Teildisziplin ein. Erörtert werden konzeptionelle Grundlagen und methodische Fragen der Disability History. Exemplarische Fallstudien umreißen das Forschungsfeld und befassen sich mit wissenschaftlichen Konstruktionen und subjektiven Erfahrungen, Institutionen und Politiken, Körper, Kunst und Kultur. Eine grundlegende Einführung für Bachelor- und Master-Studiengänge sowie die am Thema interessierte Öffentlichkeit.

Entwicklung und die nächste Generation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770012664


Page: 374

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Standardwerk zu entwicklungspolitischen Fragen: In den Entwicklungsländern leben 1,3 Milliarden junge Menschen zwischen 12 und 24 Jahren - mehr als jemals zuvor. Viele können weder lesen noch schreiben, sind arbeitslos oder in Berufen ohne Perspektive. Sie müssen dringend gefördert werden, sonst drohen soziale Spannungen über die Region hinaus. Daher untersucht der Weltentwicklungsbericht, welche Unterstützung die Jugendlichen benötigen. Werden die Bildungssysteme den Anforderungen gerecht? Wie gestaltet sich der Eintritt in den Arbeitsmarkt? Mit welchen Maßnahmen kann Aids, Drogenmissbrauch und anderen Gesundheitsrisiken vorgebeugt werden? Unter welchen Bedingungen ist es möglich, eine Familie zu gründen? Der Weltentwicklungsbericht ist eines der wichtigsten Standardwerke zu den entwicklungspolitischen Fragen unserer Zeit. Auf Basis umfangreichen Datenmaterials bietet er fundierte Analysen zu aktuellen Themen der Weltwirtschaft.

Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine

Author: Sarah D. Phillips

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253004861

Category: History

Page: 318

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Sarah D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades. Through participant observation and interviews with disabled Ukrainians across the social spectrum -- rights activists, politicians, students, workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and others -- Phillips documents the creative strategies used by people on the margins of postsocialist societies to assert claims to "mobile citizenship." She draws on this rich ethnographic material to argue that public storytelling is a powerful means to expand notions of relatedness, kinship, and social responsibility, and which help shape a more tolerant and inclusive society.

Adult Learning, Citizenship and Community Voices

Exploring Community-Based Practice

Author: Pam Coare,Rennie Johnston,National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales)

Publisher: Niace


Category: Education

Page: 232

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This topical book examines the connections between theory and practice in citizenship learning. Focusing on the experiences and views of a range of citizens, many on the margins of society, the contributors explore the significance and impact of particular forms of educational policies and provision in peoples' lives and the role adult learning can play in the development of citizenship. Organised into three sections, the book provides a theoretical overview and a framework for understanding the links between learning and citizenship. This is followed by an exploration of the voices of different citizens as they seek to develop their lives and learning. The final section brings together theory and practice and identifies ten 'Propositions for Practice' in developing adult learning for citizenship, primarily in community contexts.

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities

Past, Present and Futures

Author: Gwynnyth Llewellyn,Rannveig Traustadottir,David McConnell,Hanna Bjorg Sigurjonsdott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470660409

Category: Education

Page: 290

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The first international, cross-disciplinary book to explore and understand the lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, their children, and the systems and services they encounter Presents a unique, pan-disciplinary overview of this growing field of study Offers a human rights approach to disability and family life Informed by the newly adopted UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) Provides comprehensive research-based knowledge from leading figures in the field of intellectual disability