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The values underlying the delivery of services to people with disabilities have changed so that such people are now to be treated as full citizens with concomitant rights. This book deals with the nature of the change and its legal and institutional ramifications.
Tom Bellamy and Lynne Davis discuss the values which now govern the relationship between people with disabilities and society. What do we mean by 'citizenship' and 'disability'? What are the implications of the federal government's emphasis upon caring by family members and upon contracts for delivery of services? Can the market resolve all problems of access to social resources?
New values being established, what laws will support and reflect those values? Changes in values and laws require complementary changes in the institutions - families, government departments, etc. - which realise them. How to effect change in the public service? In the voluntary sector? What of disability advocacy? Or institutional culture? Or crime prevention and patterns of offending? What of the move from segregation to community?
The contributors to this book provide a blueprint for meaningful reform.
After gaining a double first in politics and philosophy and the Supreme Court Prize in Law from Melbourne University, Charles Sampford won a Commonwealth Scholarship to Oxford to pursue his studies in legal philosophy being awarded a DPhil in 1984. He returned to Melbourne University to teach law before being a secondment to the Philosophy Department in 1990 to help establish the Centre for Philosophy and Public Issues. In 1991 he was invited to come to Queensland as Foundation Dean of Law at Griffith University. This is widely regarded as the most innovative and most successful of Australia's new law schools. In 1999, he was appointed Foundation Director of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance (one of only 14 such nationally funded centres across all disciplines and all disciplines). In 2004, he became Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, a joint initiative of the United Nations University and Griffith.
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