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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities: National and International Perspectives

ISBN13: 9781107014626
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99
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Social inclusion is often used interchangeably with the terms social cohesion, social integration, and social participation, positioning social exclusion as the opposite. The latter is a contested term that refers to a wide range of phenomena and processes related to poverty and deprivation, but it is also used in relation to marginalized people and places. This book consists of two parts: the first aims to review the domestic and international historical roots and the conceptual base of disability, as well as the expressions of social exclusion of people with disabilities that interfere in their efforts to exercise their rights in society. It offers a comprehensive review of social and legal approaches to social exclusion and inclusion. The second part introduces and analyzes domestic and international social and legal strategies to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities. The closing chapter highlights the role of morality, law, science, and media and technology in achieving inclusion.

Discrimination Law
1. Introduction

Part I: Social Inclusion and Disability:
2. Historical roots and conceptualising disability
3. Social exclusion and social inclusion
4. Media and disability, disability culture and digital divide

Part II: Strategies to Promote Social Inclusion:
5. Social strategies to promote social inclusion: social protection and social capital
6. National disability rights instruments and measures to promote social inclusion
7. The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: a comprehensive instrument to promote social inclusion
8. Strategies for changing media stereotypes toward people with disabilities and for bridging digital divides
9. Closing remarks.