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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2009): Services for the disabled - overseas

Arguing about disability: philosophical perspectives

K. Kristiansen, S. Vehmas and T. Shakespeare (editors)

London: Routledge, 2009

Providing an overview of the intersection of disability studies and philosophical ethics, the book offers analysis and debate concerning the moral nature of institutions, policy and practice, and their significance for disabled people and society. It is divided into three sections covering definitions and theories of disability; disabled people in society and applied ethics. Each contributor - drawn from a wide range of academic backgrounds including disability studies, sociology, psychology, education, philosophy, law and health science - uses a philosophical framework to explore a central issue in disability studies. The issues discussed include personhood, disability as a phenomenon, social justice, discrimination and inclusion.

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