The Disabled State, (1984)
Temple University Press
For many years, the welfare state was expanding. In those times, advocates for many new groups of people were able to win through the political process the extension of benefits to their constituents. Definitions of need, worth, and eligibility were changed so that more people became “entitled” to payments. The opposite trend is in effect now. Most advanced industrial states have experienced some form of fiscal crisis, and their governments are taking a hard look at how they define who is eligible for support.
One major category is disability. But who is “disabled,” and who decides that? Continue Reading…
“Disciplining Disability under Danish Active Labor Market Policy,” Marie Østergaard Møller and Deborah Stone, Social Policy & Administration, on line 28 March 2012; in print 2013, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 586-604.