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Disability and human rights : global perspectives

Author: Edurne Garcia-Iriarte; Roy McConkey; Robert Gilligan
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
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"This book provides a rich exploration of disability across key areas of human rights- from health and education to independent living- and demonstrates how they are integral to achieving equality for disabled people. Comprehensive and accessible it draws on cutting edge international research and real life examples from across the globe"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edurne Garcia-Iriarte; Roy McConkey; Robert Gilligan
ISBN: 9781137390653 1137390654
OCLC Number: 909320510
Description: xxiii, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Disability and Human Rights in a Global Age / E. Iriarte, R. McConkey and R. Gilligan --
2. Models of Disability / E. Iriarte --
3. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Implementing a Paradigm Shift / P. Mittler --
4. Advocacy and lobbying: The Road Map from Charity to Human Rights / J. Malinga and T. Gumbo --
5. Global Cultures and Understandings of Disability / A. Gargett, R. Barton, G. Llewellyn, A. Tsaputra, S. Soe and S. Tawake --
6. Disability, Social Exclusion and Poverty / S. Ghosh, S. Dababnah, S. Parish and L. Igdalsky --
7. War and Disability: Stories of Dread and Courage / F. Balcazar and D. Balcazar --
8. Children's rights and disability / R. Gilligan --
9. Access to Education: Experiences from South Africa / N. Muthukrishna, P. Morojele, J. Naidoo and A. D'amant --
10. Disability and Inclusive Health / M. MacLachlan, H. Mannan and J. McVeigh --
11. Assistive Technology and Disability / E.B. Garcia --
12. Access to Livelihoods / P. Coleridge --
13. Independent Living in Developing Countries / K. Lamichhane --
14. People with Disabilities Entering the Third Age / P. McCallion and M. McCarron --
15. Supporting Family Carers / R. McConkey --
16. Equipping Professionals with Competencies to Better Support Persons with Disabilities / H. Cornielje and D. Tsengu --
17. Research training and the Organizational Politics of Knowledge: Some Lessons from Training Disabled Researchers in Southern Africa / L. Swartz.
Responsibility: Edurne García Iriarte, Roy McConkey, Robbie Gilligan.

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