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The Use of Mental Disability Law to Suppress Political Dissent

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

For many years, institutional psychiatry was a major tool in the suppression of political dissent. Moreover, while the worst excesses of the past have mostly disappeared, the problem is not limited ... More


A Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The existence of regional human rights courts and commissions has been an essential element in the enforcement of international human rights in those regions of the world where such tribunals exist. ... More


Obama and Global Change in Perceptions of Group Status

George Ciccariello-Maher and Matthew W. Hughey

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter employs system justification theory to address both the potential and the dangers of Barack Obama’s election vis-à-vis systems of inequality beyond the borders of the United States. ... More


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