Theresia Degener, Marc von Miquel (Eds.). Breakthroughs and Barriers Disability Policy and Disability Law in Germany and Europe Since the 1970s
2019, 346 pages
The social upheavals since the 1970s have also been critical for the disability movement. It was these movements that put self-determined life and equality on the political agenda. The normative distinction from the prevailing disability policy was considerable – but the consequences were full of contradictions.
The contributions in this volume examine central developments in politics and law on the subject of disability in Germany and Europe. Looking at German social policy, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the European Union, the articles present both new breakthroughs and continuing barriers and illustrate how closely politics, law, and the living environments of people with disabilities are linked.