Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities : National and International Perspectives

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Social inclusion is often used interchangeably with the terms social cohesion, social integration and social participation, positioning social exclusion as the opposite. The latter is a contested term that refers to a wide range of phenomena and processes related to poverty and deprivation, but it is also used in relation to marginalised people and places. This book consists of two parts: the first aims to review the domestic and international historical roots and the conceptual base of disability, as well as the expressions of social exclusion of people with disabilities that interfere in their efforts to exercise their rights in society. It offers a comprehensive review of social and legal approaches to social exclusion and inclusion. The second part introduces and analyses domestic and international social and legal strategies to promote social inclusion for people with more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 b/w illus.
  • 1139035665
  • 9781139035668

Table of contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Social Inclusion and Disability: 2. Historical roots and conceptualising disability; 3. Social exclusion and social inclusion; 4. Media and disability, disability culture and digital divide; Part II. Strategies to Promote Social Inclusion: 5. Social strategies to promote social inclusion: social protection and social capital; 6. National disability rights instruments and measures to promote social inclusion; 7. The convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: a comprehensive instrument to promote social inclusion; 8. Strategies for changing media stereotypes toward people with disabilities and for bridging digital divides; 9. Closing more