World Report on Disability

World Report on Disability Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9241564180
Release 2011
Pages 325
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The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies Author Michele Moore
ISBN-10 9781135742966
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 176
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What challenges are posed by changing transnational trends, agendas and movements that affect disabled people’s lives, and what can disabled people, their representative organisations and their governments do to advance the agenda for self-determination and inclusion? This book draws together the writing of academics and activists to depict the experience and perspective of disabled people in relation to a range of contemporary social changes, with a focus firmly on ways in which disabled people and their allies can act to counter disabling policies and practices. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on disabled people’s own voices and activism as the critical driver of theoretical critique and practical change. Chapters address a wide range of cultural, institutional and personal arenas to explore and contest the boundaries that disabled people seek to move beyond, from cross-border labour movements in Korea to experience of day services in England, from continuing and long-lasting realities of wars in Lebanon, Cambodia and Somalia to the beauty of harmony in Navajo traditions for understanding disability, from collective activism to individual participation in the Olympics. This book is recommended reading for students, researchers and activists interested in Disability Studies and is directly relevant to policy makers and practitioners in a position to reshape rights, spaces and innovations in response to the priorities disabled people feel and articulate are important for their lives. It was originally published as a special issue of Disability & Society.

konomie f r den Menschen

  konomie f  r den Menschen Author Amartya Kumar Sen
ISBN-10 3423362642
Release 2002
Pages 424
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Das große Buch des Nobelpreisträgers: Eine Programmschrift, die ökonomische Vernunft, politischen Realismus und soziale Verantwortung zusammenführt. Mit diesem Buch hat Sen eine Schneise in die Globalisierungsdebatte geschlagen. Als einer der bedeutenden Wirtschaftstheoretiker der Gegenwart fordert er die Moral in der Marktwirtschaft ein und packt das Weltproblem Nr. 1 an: die sich immer weiter öffnende Schere zwischen dem global agierenden Turbokapitalismus und der zunehmenden Arbeitslosigkeit und Verarmung. Dieses engagierte Buch hat er für die breite Öffentlichkeit geschrieben, eindringlich stellt er dar, daß Freiheit, Gleichheit und Solidarität keine abstrakten Ideale sind, sondern fundamentale Voraussetzungen für eine prosperierende, gerechte Weltwirtschaft.

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings Author Debra A. Harley
ISBN-10 9783319647869
Release 2017-11-03
Pages 735
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This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes. Included among the topics: Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings. Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities. The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability. Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities. Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses. Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships. Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.

Disability and Equity at Work

Disability and Equity at Work Author Jody Heymann
ISBN-10 9780199981212
Release 2014-02
Pages 444
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Hundreds of millions of people with disabilities around the world are out of work or underemployed. Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve the employment situation of people with disabilities globally.

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited Author Tom Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781134577590
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 296
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Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare’s most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies – going beyond dangerous polarizations such as medical model versus social model to achieve a complex, multi-factorial account of disability identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies relationships – feminist and virtue ethics approaches to questions of intimacy, assistance and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges disability studies orthodoxy, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

Dis ability Studies

Dis ability Studies Author Dan Goodley
ISBN-10 9781134060832
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 224
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In this ground-breaking new work, Dan Goodley makes the case for a novel, distinct, intellectual, and political project – dis/ability studies – an orientation that might encourage us to think again about the phenomena of disability and ability. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary areas, including sociology, psychology, education, policy and cultural studies, this much needed text takes the most topical and important issues in critical disability theory, and pushes them into new theoretical territory. Goodley argues that we are entering a time of dis/ability studies, when both categories of disability and ability require expanding upon as a response to the global politics of neoliberal capitalism. Divided into two parts, the first section traces the dual processes of ableism and disablism, suggesting that one cannot exist without the other, and makes the case for a research-driven and intersectional analysis of dis/ability. The second section applies this new analytical framework to a range of critical topics, including: The biopolitics of dis/ability and debility Inclusive education Psychopathology Markets, communities and civil society. Dis/ability Studies provides much needed depth, texture and analysis in this emerging discipline. This accessible text will appeal to students and researchers of disability across a range of disciplines, as well as disability activists, policymakers, and practitioners working directly with disabled people.

Ethische Fragen der Behinderung Ethical Challenges of Disability

Ethische Fragen der  Behinderung   Ethical Challenges of Disability Author Marie-Jo Thiel
ISBN-10 9783643905741
Release 2014-11
Pages 216
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People with disabilities still face many challenges, barriers, discrimination and exclusion. Considerable progress has transformed their lives in recent decades, but many challenges remain, in part because the policy cannot do everything and that is to change mentalities. This book discusses ethical issues about inclusion, recognition, solidarity, governance, civic engagement, the ability to lead a 'normal life', to work, to raise a family. It delves into the 'world of disability' and invites all to construct a society which accommodates differences and weaknesses.

Grundwissen der Sprachheilp dagogik und Sprachtherapie

Grundwissen der Sprachheilp  dagogik und Sprachtherapie Author Manfred Grohnfeldt
ISBN-10 9783170255029
Release 2014-02-13
Pages 450
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Das Sprachheilwesen in Deutschland hat sich innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts völlig neu aufgestellt. Neben die Sprachheilpädagogik trat die Sprachtherapie als eigenständige Fachdisziplin. Gleichzeitig expandierte die Logopädie erheblich. Keine der beteiligten Fachdisziplinen kann das Aufgabengebiet allein abdecken, die Einengung nur auf den schulischen oder den klinischen Bereich genügt der Komplexität der Sichtweisen, der Handlungsfelder und der Vorgehensarten kaum mehr. Das Buch stellt das Grundwissen aller beteiligten Fachdisziplinen vor einem denkbar breiten Fragehorizont und vor dem Hintergrund notwendiger Kooperation zusammen. Der Themenbogen spannt sich dabei von den theoretischen Grundlagen, den wichtigsten Störungsbildern und Erscheinungsformen, den differenzierten Aufgabengebieten bis zu den Organisationsformen und Handlungsfeldern. Mehr als 50 hochrangige Vertreter der Sprachheilpädagogik, der Sprachtherapie, der Klinischen Linguistik, der Patholinguistik und Klinischen Sprechwissenschaft sowie der Logopädie bilden den Fachbeirat und Autorenkreis dieses Grundlagenwerks. Der Band ist unverzichtbar für alle, die sich heute auf eine Tätigkeit im Sprachheilwesen vorbereiten oder in der Praxis mit den Herausforderungen zunehmend kooperativer, interdisziplinärer Handlungsformen konfrontiert sind.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies Author Dan Goodley
ISBN-10 9781473987692
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 296
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Passionate, engaging and challenging, this second edition of the ground-breaking Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction is a contemporary introduction to this diverse and complex field. Taking an interdisciplinary and critical approach, the book: examines a diverse range of theories and perspectives and engages with current debates in the field explores key areas of analysis, with chapters devoted to the individual, society, community and education applies a global perspective encompassing examples from the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, the US, and Canada. Encouraging and stimulating readers using thought-provoking questions, exercises and activities, Disability Studies is a rich and rewarding read for students and researchers engaging with disability across the social sciences.

The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling

The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling Author Dennis R. Maki
ISBN-10 9780826107381
Release 2011-07-28
Pages 504
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Disability Rights Monitoring and Social Change

Disability  Rights Monitoring  and Social Change Author Gillian Parekh
ISBN-10 9781551307411
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 555
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The 2006 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has provided a significant catalyst and a legal mandate for disability rights monitoring, and discussions on disability rights are breaking new ground across disciplines. Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change is an important and timely collection that explores and challenges the ways in which disability rights are monitored. The contributors to this edited volume range from grassroots activists to international scholars and United Nations advisors. The chapters address the current theoretical, methodological, and practical issues surrounding disability rights monitoring and offer a detailed look at law and policy reforms, best practices, and holistic methods. This unique compilation crosses the divide between the global South and North and explores the complex issues of intersectionality that arise for women with disabilities, Indigenous peoples with disabilities, and people with diverse disabilities. Its participatory methodology--calling for the inclusion of people with disabilities in processes that involve them--and its local and international perspective make this book a critical contribution to the fields of rights monitoring and disability studies. Appropriate for courses on disability, human rights, social justice, policy, and advocacy, this volume serves as a guide and learning tool for anyone interested in disability rights monitoring and, more generally, the effective practice of monitoring human rights.


Sicherheit Author Gero Hoch
ISBN-10 9783847007395
Release 2017-12-04
Pages 294
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Das Thema Sicherheit durchzieht sowohl das Leben Einzelner als auch das Zusammenleben von Personenkollektiven. In diesem Heft geht es um das Wahrnehmen und Wertschätzen sowie die Stabilisierung von Situationen, in denen Gefahren und Risiken reduziert werden. Außerdem stehen die Instrumentarien, Methoden und Maßnahmen im Fokus, mit denen Sicherheit geschaffen werden soll. Besonders in komplexen Systemen wird Sicherheit zu einem schwierig zu fassenden Thema, zu dessen Begleiterscheinungen beispielsweise die Beschneidung von Freiheit zählt. Sicherheit wird in allen Lebensgebieten relevant – von der Politik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Recht über die Arbeitswelt bis hin in Medien, Technologie, Ökologie und Medizin. Zudem ist der Umgang mit Sicherheit kulturell geprägt. The issue of security pervades both the life of individuals and the cohabitation of collective groups. This issue focuses on the perception, appreciation and stabilisation of situations in which risks and dangers are reduced. It also homes in on the tools, methods and measures that ought to be employed when ensuring security. Particularly in complex systems, security becomes an elusive subject, a by-product of which being the restriction of personal freedom, to name an example. Security is becoming relevant in all areas of life – from politics, society, business and law to the world of work, media, technology, ecology and medicine. The way security is dealt with differs from culture to culture.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights Author Peter Blanck
ISBN-10 9781317043690
Release 2016-07-07
Pages 280
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current and emerging research and policy on disability law. Bringing together a team of respected and experienced experts, the handbook offers a range of jurisdictional and multidisciplinary perspectives. The authors consider historical and contemporary, as well as comparative perspectives of disability law. Divided into three parts, the contributors provide a comprehensive reference to the theoretical underpinnings, ongoing debates and emerging fields within the subject. The study provides a strong basis for consideration of contemporary disability law, its research foundations, and progressive developments in the area. The book incorporates interdisciplinary and comparative country perspectives to capture the breadth of current discourse on disability law. This handbook provides a valuable resource for a wide range of scholars, public and private researchers, NGOs, and practitioners working in the area of disability law, and across national and transnational disability schemes. The work will be of important interest to those in the fields of sociology, history, psychology, economics, political science, rehabilitation sciences, medicine, technology, and law, among others.

The World Bank Group A to Z 2015

The World Bank Group A to Z 2015 Author World Bank Group
ISBN-10 9781464803826
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 256
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The World Bank Group (also known as the 'Bank Group') is the largest anti-poverty institution in the world, offering loans, advice, knowledge, and an array of customised resources to more than 100 developing countries and countries in transition. Established in 1944 and headquartered in Washington DC, the Bank Group is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is made up of 188 member countries. It works with country governments, the private sector, civil society organisations (CSOs), regional development banks, think tanks, and other international institutions on a range of issues - from climate change, conflict, and food crises to education, agriculture, finance, and trade - with the sole purpose of meeting two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity of the bottom 40 percent of the population in all developing countries. The World Bank Group A to Z provides ready-reference insight into the history, mission, organisation, policies, financial services, and knowledge products of the institution's five agencies. Each of the more than 200 entries are arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format and are extensively cross-referenced to related information in the book. This volume also has a detailed index, reference materials on World Bank Group country membership, organisational charts of the five agencies, and information about how to connect with or work for the institution. Building on previous editions of "A Guide to the World Bank", The World Bank Group A to Z has been completely revised and updated to reflect the wide ranging reforms of recent years, including the new World Bank Group Strategy; new approaches to development assistance; the establishment of new Global Practice Groups and Cross Cutting Solutions Areas; and the goal of becoming a 'Solutions Bank', one that will marshall the vast reserves of evidence and experiential knowledge across the five World Bank Group agencies and apply them to local problems. An indispensable guide for anyone interested in understanding what the World Bank Group does and how it does it, this book shows readers who want to learn more where to begin.

Disability and Discourse Analysis

Disability and Discourse Analysis Author Jan Grue
ISBN-10 9781317150435
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 152
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Disability studies has engaged with discourse analysis in key works both from the UK and the USA. While the perspectives and analyses of discourse analysis have proved well suited for exploring disability, however, its methods have not been sufficiently developed in a disability studies context. Conversely, discourse analysts have traditionally been concerned with social issues and fields in which asymmetric power relations, marginalization, and discrimination play a central role, e.g. gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, all of which share many analytical features with disability. But although efforts have been made to integrate disability into the discourse analysis and conversation analysis canon, the link between the two fields needs to be strengthened. This ground-breaking volume contributes to this link by thoroughly applying the analytical vocabulary of discourse analysis to issues that are central to the field of disability studies. It strengthens disability studies by supplying case studies of representations and constructions of disability and disabled people in discourse, theorizes the role played by language in the social construction of disability, and makes disability a more salient topic for discourse analysts.

Disability Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

Disability  Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism Author Michael Gill
ISBN-10 9781317150138
Release 2016-05-23
Pages 252
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Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed ’charitable’ approaches to disability where the capitalization of individual disabled bodies to invoke pity are historically, socially, and politically circumscribed by paternalism. Disabled individuals have long advocated for civil and human rights in various locations throughout the globe, yet contemporary human rights discourses problematically co-opt disabled bodies as ’evidence’ of harms done under capitalism, war, and other forms of conflict, while humanitarian non-governmental organizations often use disabled bodies to generate resources for their humanitarian projects. It is the connection between civil rights and human rights, and this concomitant relationship between national and global, which foregrounds this groundbreaking book’s contention that disability studies productively challenge such human rights paradigms, which troublingly eschew disability rights in favor of exclusionary humanitarianism. It relocates disability from the margins to the center of academic and activist debates over the vexed relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. These considerations thus productively destabilize able-bodied assumptions that undergird definitions of personhood in civil rights and human rights by highlighting intersections between disability, race, gender ethnicity, and sexuality as a way to interrogate the possibilities (and limitations) of human rights as a politicized regime.