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Disability with Dignity: Justice, Human Rights and Equal Status

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2019.03.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Linda Barclay, Disability with Dignity: Justice, Human Rights and Equal Status, Routledge, 2019, 142pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138498068. Reviewed by John Vorhaus, University College London This is a splendid book: written in bracing, plain English, it presents a conception of what a just society for people with disabilities might look like. Linda Barclay's aims are to establish 'the core entitlements of people with disabilities which are so flagrantly denied in the real world' and 'to make the best case possible for realising justice for people with disabilities' (4). She also makes out a case for the equal status of disabled people, and one of many distinguishing features of this volume is the attempt to justify and align both the entitlements and equal status that she maintains are possessed by all people, irrespective of any disability and its severity. The book combines impressive scholarship with a... Read More

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