The Legacies of Institutionalisation Disability, Law and Policy in the ‘Deinstitutionalised’ Community

Claire Spivakovsky (ed.), Linda Steele (ed.), Penelope Weller (ed.)

Hart Publishing | Published : 2020


This is the first collection to examine the legal dynamics of deinstitutionalisation. It considers the extent to which some contemporary laws, policies and practices affecting people with disabilities are moving towards the promised end point of enhanced social and political participation in the community, while others may instead reinstate, continue or legitimate historical practices associated with this population's institutionalisation. Bringing together 20 contributors from the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain and Indonesia, the book speaks to overarching themes of segregation and inequality, interlocking forms of oppression and rights-based advancements in law, policy and practice. Ultimate..

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