The Politics of Disability: A Need for a Just Society Inclusive of People with Disabilities

CCB Publishing
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We are confronted by neoliberalism and the inhumane consequences of its economic policies. The claim that "there is no alternative" to profit-making simply denies basic features of everyday reality. The Politics of Disability asks: Just where does all of this leave people with disabilities? What are their alternatives? They are among the most downtrodden people, frequently treated as losers for not trying hard enough. This meritocratic principle is antiquated and yet as a basic element of a political system it means that here is at most a little left-over welfare for those with disabilities. In The Politics of Disability the author suggests that there are alternatives and points to what he believes is a better way.

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Dr. Peter Gibilisco, BA B Bus, MA (Mon’h), PhD (Melb) is 52 years old, has Friedreich’s ataxia, a progressive condition that left him confined to a wheelchair, with slurred speech, to name a few inherent challenges. Despite this he has shown a command of different abilities, succeeding in a PhD at the University of Melbourne, where he researches as an (Honorary) Fellow.

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Publisher
CCB Publishing
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Published on
Jul 23, 2014
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Pages
342
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ISBN
9781771431552
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Political Science / World / Australian & Oceanian
Social Science / People with Disabilities
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