Disability Rights Law and Policy

International and National Perspectives

Disability Rights Law and Policy - Book Cover
Editors: Mary Lou Breslin and Silvia Yee
Afterword: Arlene B. Mayerson
Papers conceived and Commissioned by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Transnational Publishers


Preface  Mary Lou Breslin
Introduction  Mary Lou Breslin

Part I: Disability Anti-Discrimination Law – The State of the World

A Survey of International, Comparative and Regional Disability Law Reform Teresia Degener and Gerard Quinn

Part II: Foundational Issues in the Use of Anti-Discrimination Law

Where Prejudice, Disability and “Disabilism” Meet  Silvia Yee
Different Definition – Same Problems – One Way Out?  Aart C. Hendricks
Tensions and Coherence in Disability Policy: The Uneasy Relationship Between Social Welfare and Civil Rights Models of Disability in American, European and International Employment Law  Lisa Waddington and Matthew Diller

Part III: Focus on the Operation of Laws

The ADA and Models of Equality  Arlene B. Mayerson and Silvia Yee
The Right to Community Integration for People with Disabilities Under United States and International Law  Eric Rosenthal and Arlene Kanter

Part IV: Real Life – Needing, Getting and Living With Disability Anti-Discrimination Law

What is Prejudice as it Relates to Disability Anti-Discrimination Law?  David Ruebain
When to Hold ‘Em and When to Fold ‘Em: Lessons Learned From Enacting The Americans With Disabilities Act  Patrisha Wright and Jane West
Achieving Accessibility: How the Americans with Disabilities Act is Changing the Face and Mind of a Nation  Silvia Yee and Marilyn Golden
Afterword  Arlene B. Mayerson