By Michael J. Prince
Incapacity exists within the shadows of public expertise and on the outer edge of coverage making. individuals with disabilities are, in lots of respects, lacking from the theories and practices of social rights, political participation, employment, and civic club. Absent voters brings to mild those continual deficiencies in Canadian society and emphasizes the results that those omissions have at the lives of electorate with disabilities.
Drawing jointly components from feminist reports, political technological know-how, public management, sociology, and concrete reviews, Michael J. Prince examines mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion, public attitudes on incapacity, and policy-making strategies within the context of incapacity. Absent electorate additionally considers social activism and civic engagements by means of individuals with disabilities and incapacity neighborhood companies, highlighting presence instead of absence and advocating either inquiry and motion to ameliorate the marginalization of a frequently forgotten section of the Canadian inhabitants.
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Absent Citizens: Disability Politics and Policy in Canada by Michael J. Prince