Journal article

Community care and disability: The limits to justice

B Gleeson

PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | ARNOLD, HODDER HEADLINE PLC | Published : 1997

Abstract

This article considers the distinctive injustices experienced by disabled people and assesses recent institutional strategies which have sought to reduce these inequities and exclusions. A principle of 'enabling justice' is proposed. This is to emphasize that the attainment of a just society which respects social difference is dependent upon the creation of human environments which satisfy the material and cultural needs of all who occupy them. The article reviews a critical area of state policy practice in capitalist societies - the establishment of community care networks for socially dependent persons. While the policy of community care cannot alone produce enabling environments, it may w..

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