This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current and emerging research and policy on disability law.
Bringing together a team of respected and experienced experts, the handbook offers a range of jurisdictional and multidisciplinary perspectives. The authors consider historical and contemporary, as well as comparative perspectives of disability law. Divided into three parts, the contributors provide a comprehensive reference to the theoretical underpinnings, ongoing debates and emerging fields within the subject. The study provides a strong basis for consideration of contemporary disability law, its research foundations, and progressive developments in the area. The book incorporates interdisciplinary and comparative country perspectives to capture the breadth of current discourse on disability law.
This handbook provides a valuable resource for a wide range of scholars, public and private researchers, NGOs, and practitioners working in the area of disability law, and across national and transnational disability schemes. The work will be of important interest to those in the fields of sociology, history, psychology, economics, political science, rehabilitation sciences, medicine, technology, and law, among others.
Peter Blanck is University Professor and Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, USA. He is also Honorary Professor, Centre for Disability Law & Policy, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Blanck is Chairman of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC), and President of Raising the Floor (RtF) USA. He has written articles and books on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws, and received grants to study disability law and policy.
Eilionóir Flynn is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, and Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway. Her interest in disability law stems from a broader interest in social justice and a recognition of the invisibility of people with disabilities in broader human rights discourse. Her current research interests in this field include legal capacity, disability advocacy and access to justice, and she has published widely in national and international peer reviewed journals on these issues, as well as producing a monograph on the implementation of the CRPD for Cambridge University Press.