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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


Anxiety, Democracy, and Disability

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Introduction describes dominant approaches to disability--measurement, care, and identity politics--and discusses how these frameworks constrain scholars’ interrogation of the relationship ... More


Therapeutic Jurisprudence

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/9780195393231.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

One of the most important legal theoretical developments of the past two decades has been the creation and dynamic growth of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ). Initially employed in cases involving ... More


Conclusion

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/9780195393231.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter summarizes the entire book. It underscores that, while the shameful state of affairs described is mostly not on the reform agenda of the culpable governments, and while sanism, as the ... More


The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Stacy Clifford Simplican

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics. Stacy Clifford ... More


Manufacturing Anxiety: The Medicalization of Mental Defect

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter two explores the history of intellectual disability in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, showing how medical professionals manufactured anxieties around disability to garner ... More


Rethinking Political Agency: Arendt and the Self-Advocacy Movement

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter four examines how the self-advocacy movement for people with intellectual disabilities emphasizes cognitive competence to gain political standing, which reinforces exclusion. I use ... More


Self-Advocates and Allies Becoming Empowered

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter five reflects on my relationship with my brother with autism alongside my observations of a national self-advocacy conference. I argue that both show us three democratic tools--alliance, ... More


Locke’s Capacity Contract and the Construction of Idiocy

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter one examines John Locke’s treatment of disability, showing how he drew on disability to symbolize both shared human vulnerability and the outer skirts of personhood. I conceptualize Locke’s ... More


The Disavowal of Disability in Contemporary Contract Theory

Stacy Clifford Simplican

in The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter three argues that John Rawls’s treatment of disability discloses a double disavowal of disability in which Rawls uses disability to define key concepts and then disavows the role disability ... More


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