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People with Disabilities
Sidelined or Mainstreamed?

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Part of Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series

  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107502826

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  • To what extent are people with disabilities fully included in economic, political, and social life? People with disabilities have faced a long history of exclusion, stigma, and discrimination, but have made impressive gains in the past several decades. These gains include the passage of major civil rights legislation and the adoption of the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This book provides an overview of the progress and continuing disparities faced by people with disabilities around the world, reviewing hundreds of studies and presenting new evidence from analysis of surveys and interviews with disability leaders. It shows the connections among economic, political, and social inclusion, and how the experience of disability can vary by gender, race, and ethnicity. It uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on theoretical models and research in economics, political science, psychology, disability studies, law, and sociology.

    • Offers a full review of the economic, political and social status of people with disabilities
    • Provides an overview of existing evidence combined with new statistics and interviews with disability leaders
    • Written in a non-technical fashion to be useful not just for scholars, but also for students, policy-makers, disability advocates and members of the general public
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "… the topics chosen and the meticulous documentation of sources and references provided across so many disciplines make this volume distinct from other treatments of the state of economic and social exclusion for people with disabilities. These authors collectively represent the disciplines of economics, law, sociology, political science and social psychology, and it is this breadth of perspective and scholarly expertise that gives this book its richness and distinctiveness."
    International Journal of Employment Relations

    "It is written clearly, broad in scope, and objective in its presentation of the issues, making it a successful candidate for adoption onto course reading lists from the student-learning perspective and because of the ease with which I expect it will blend into existing course structures. Academic readers of People with Disabilities will find it hard to not be more sensitized to the many opportunities where experiences of people with disabilities should and can be included easily into college curriculum, be it in economics, history, business, or engineering."
    Linda Barrington, ILR Review: The Journal of Work and Policy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107502826
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Economic inclusion
    3. A closer look at employment
    4. Political inclusion
    5. Social inclusion
    6. Gender, race, ethnicity, and disability
    7. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Lisa Schur, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Lisa Schur is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on disability, employment, corporate culture and political participation, particularly non-standard work arrangements among people with disabilities and the effects of disability and employment on their political participation. Dr Schur is a leading expert on political participation among people with disabilities, having authored or co-authored many articles in this area.

    Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Douglas Kruse is a Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has focused on the employment and earnings effects of disability, and the causes, consequences and implications of employee ownership and profit sharing. He has authored, co-authored or edited ten books. He served on the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and New Jersey's State Rehabilitation Council, and is an Editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Peter Blanck, Syracuse University, New York
    Peter Blanck is a University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. He is Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission and a founding member of Raising the Floor, US. Blanck's recent books include Disability Civil Rights Law and Policy (with Hill, Siegal and Waterstone, 2009), Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America (with Logue, 2010) and Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Analysis of Federal Law (with Goldstein and Myhill, 2013). Blanck is editor, with Robin Malloy, of the Cambridge University Press series Disability Law and Policy.

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