Social inclusion of people with disabilities: National and international perspectives

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Social inclusion is often used interchangeably with the terms social cohesion, social integration, and social participation, positioning social exclusion as the opposite. The latter is a contested term that refers to a wide range of phenomena and processes related to poverty and deprivation, but it is also used in relation to marginalized people and places. This book consists of two parts: the first aims to review the domestic and international historical roots and the conceptual base of disability, as well as the expressions of social exclusion of people with disabilities that interfere in their efforts to exercise their rights in society. It offers a comprehensive review of social and legal approaches to social exclusion and inclusion. The second part introduces and analyzes domestic and international social and legal strategies to promote social inclusion for people with disabilities. The closing chapter highlights the role of morality, law, science, and media and technology in achieving inclusion.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages193
ISBN (Electronic)9781139035668
ISBN (Print)9781107014626
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Arie Rimmerman 2013.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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