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Understanding Disability Policies

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Introduction: The Structure of the Book.- PART ONE: THE MEANING OF DISABILITY Theoretical Understandings of Disability.- PART TWO: DISABILITY POLICY, MODELS AND DEVELOPMENT Models of Disability Policy.- The Development of Disability Policies in Britain; Contemporary Disability Policies in Britain; Contemporary British Policy in the International Context.- PART THREE: POLICY OUTCOMES AND DISABLED PEOPLE'S RESPONSES Social Class and Disability; Gender and Disability; Minority Ethnic Communities and Disability; Age and Disability Policies; Disabled People and the Policy Process.- Conclusions.- Bibliography.- Index.

About the Author

ROBERT DRAKE is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Wales, Swansea, and an associate lecturer with the Open University. He has published research on equal opportunity policies (with Ken Blakemore), disability policy, and the role of the voluntary sector in Britain. Currently, he is researching disability policies within the broader context of the European Union.

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