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The Legacies of Institutionalisation

Disability, Law and Policy in the ‘Deinstitutionalised’ Community

Editor(s): Claire Spivakovsky, Linda Steele, Penelope Weller
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Published: 09-07-2020
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 272
ISBN: 9781509930739
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Oñati International Series in Law and Society
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About The Legacies of Institutionalisation

This is the first collection to examine the legal dynamics of deinstitutionalisation. It considers the extent to which some contemporary laws, policies and practices affecting people with disabilities are moving towards the promised end point of enhanced social and political participation in the community, while others may instead reinstate, continue or legitimate historical practices associated with this population's institutionalisation. Bringing together 20 contributors from the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain and Indonesia, the book speaks to overarching themes of segregation and inequality, interlocking forms of oppression and rights-based advancements in law, policy and practice. Ultimately this collection brings forth the possibilities, limits and contradictions in the roles of law and policy in processes of institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation, and directs us towards a more nuanced and sustained scholarly and political engagement with these issues.

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The Lasting Legacies of Institutionalisation: Questioning Law's Roles in the Emancipation of People with Disabilities
Claire Spivakovsky, Linda Steele and Penelope Weller

Part One
Power Dynamics that Shape the Conditions and Possibilities of People With Disabilities Within and Beyond Sites of Physical Confinement
1. Navigating Mental Health Tribunals as a Mad-identified Layperson: An Autoethnographical Account of Liminality
Liz Brosnan
2. The 'Will to Empower' in Contemporary Mental Health Practice
Penelope Weller
3. The Biopolitics of Disability in Late Francoism and the Spanish Democratic Transition (1959–81)
Salvador Cayuela Sánchez
4. Disability Law in Spain: Moving Forward Towards Full Citizenship and Inclusion?
Eduardo Díaz Velázquez
5 Accommodation in the Academy: Working with Episodic Disabilities and Living In Between
Roxanne Mykitiuk
6. Disabling Solitary: An Anti-Carceral Critique of Canada's Solitary Confinement Litigation
Sheila Wildeman

Part Two
Complicated Alliances: The Confluence of Ableist, Sanist, Gendered, Classed and Racialised Logics in Law, Policy and Practice
7. Excavating Hostility and Rationalising Violence through Anti-immigrant Confluent Discourses of Racial Threat, Risk, Burden and Lack
Ameil Joseph
8. Disability–Indigenous Gendered Relations in Settler–Colonial Australia: Continuities, Trajectories and Enmeshments
Karen Soldatic
9. Disability, Gender and Institutions: An Examination of Australian Cases Involving Personality Disorders
Isabel Karpin and Karen O'Connell
10. Reconciling Cognitive Disability and Corrosive Social Disadvantage: Identity, Transgression and Debility
Leanne Dowse
11. Fixated Persons Units: A Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory (DisCrit) Analysis
Fleur Beaupert and Shelley Bielefeld

Part Three
Institutionalisation and Human Rights: The Role of the CRPD in the Emancipation
of People with Disabilities
12. A Matter of Engagement: Analysing the Submissions to the CRPD Committee on General Comment #1
Peter Barlett
13. Making Sense of Cheshire West
Lucy Series
14. The Production of 'Dependent Individuals' Within the Application of Spanish Law 39/2006 on Personal Autonomy and Dependent Carein Andalusia, Basque Country and Madrid
Melania Moscoso Pérez and R Lucas Platero
15. To Use or Not to Use Physical Restraints in Paediatric Psychiatric Care: Should Health Professionals as Guarantors Use Coercive Measures to Protect from Potential Harm?
Elvira Pértega Andía
16. Scottish Mental Health and Capacity Law: Replacing the Old with the New or the Old in Policy, Law and Practice?
Jill Stavert
17. Diffabled People's Access to Indonesia's Criminal Justice System
Dio Ashar Wicaksana

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