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Vol 22 No 9 Sept/Oct 2017

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Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization


ISBN13: 9781107000872
Published: March 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00



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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.

Subjects:
Discrimination Law
Contents:
1. Introduction: legal mobilization and accommodating social movements
2. Rights and political identity in the Canadian disability movement
3. Disability equality and opportunity in the Supreme Court of Canada
4. Disability organizations and the diffusion of rights in the United Kingdom
5. Framing disability equality in the UK courts
6. Conclusions: litigation, mobilization and social movements.

Series: Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series

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Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities ISBN 9781316614143
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Disability and the Good Human Life ISBN 9781107545830
Published July 2015
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Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation ISBN 9781107502895
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Family Policy and Disability ISBN 9781107049178
Published January 2015
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People with Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed? ISBN 9781107502826
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Land Use Law and Disability: Planning and Zoning for Accessible Communities ISBN 9780521193931
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Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities: National and International Perspectives ISBN 9781107415294
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Making Rights a Reality?: Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization ISBN 9781107616400
Published January 2014
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Perfecting Pregnancy: Law, Disability, and the Future of Reproduction ISBN 9780521758390
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People With Disabilities: Sidelined or Mainstreamed? ISBN 9781107000476
Published July 2013
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Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics ISBN 9781107610651
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Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities: National and International Perspectives ISBN 9781107014626
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Perfecting Pregnancy: Law, Disability, and the Future of Reproduction ISBN 9780521765206
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Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics ISBN 9780521110303
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