Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
The book reinterprets current understandings of citizenship and social movements through a focus on the nature of the disability movement in the UK. It proposes a new model of active citizenship that rests upon an understanding of vulnerable personhood. It addresses three key issues:
C. Barnes and G. Mercer
Bristol: Policy Press, 2006
This book reviews and analyses developments in the field of disability-related support services which are controlled and run by the disabled people themselves. It offers a picture of disabled people’s attempts to change the direction of welfare services and facilitate moves towards ‘independent living’. It includes material from the first national study of user-controlled services and identifies the principal forces – economic, political and cultural - that influence and inhibit further development of such services.