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Disabled people’s human rights: developing social awareness

Luke Clements and Janet Read

in Disabled people and European human rights

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302087 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0003
Disabled people’s human rights: developing social awareness

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This chapter discusses the ways the language of human rights has come to the front of disability politics, policy, and research in the UK over the last twenty years. It considers a number of factors that have been identified as impacting the rights of disabled people with key concepts which have emerged over this period. These concepts help explain the social mechanisms that underlie these factors.

Keywords: human rights; disability politics; key concepts; social mechanisms; impacting factors

Chapter.  4515 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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