Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: History, Policy and Everyday Life: History, Policy and Everyday Life Michael Rasell

ISBN: 9781317962205

Published: November 26th 2013

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288 pages


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Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: History, Policy and Everyday Life: History, Policy and Everyday Life  by  Michael Rasell

Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: History, Policy and Everyday Life: History, Policy and Everyday Life by Michael Rasell
November 26th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9781317962205 | 9.66 Mb

There are over thirty million disabled people in Russia and Eastern Europe, yet their voices are rarely heard in scholarly studies of life and well-being in the region. This book brings together new research by internationally recognised local and non-native scholars in a range of countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

It covers, historically, the origins of legacies that continue to affect well-being and policy in the region today. Discussions of disability in culture and society highlight the broader conditions in which disabled people must build their identities and well-being whilst in-depth biographical profiles outline what living with disabilities in the region is like.

Chapters on policy interventions, including international influences, examine recent reforms and the difficulties of implementing inclusive, community-based care. The book will be of interest both to regional specialists, for whom well-being, equality and human rights are crucial concerns, and to scholars of disability and social policy internationally.



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