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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2002): Services for the Disabled - Overseas

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT IN FEDERAL COURT: LITIGATING AGAINST PUBLIC ENTITIES

S. Gluck et al

Disability and Society, vol. 17, 2002, p. 49-64

Study examines litigation against state and local governments under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 to assess the way in which federal courts have enforced the mandate against discrimination on the basis of disabilities by subnational governments. Results show that plaintiffs are moderately successful in their suits against public entities, especially when compared to their record in litigating against private employers. However the courts, particularly at appellate level, have still exercised a good deal of restraint about interfering in the disability policies of subnational governments.

DISABILITY POLICIES IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

W. Van Oorschot and B. Hvinden

The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2001

This book brings together papers from an academic network on the vocational rehabilitation of disabled people that seeks to understand and compare policy developments in the field. The countries covered include Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain.

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