A comparative examination of policy and models of disability in Korea and the UK

Hwang, Se Kwang and Brandon, Toby (2012) A comparative examination of policy and models of disability in Korea and the UK. Language of public administration and qualitative research, 3 (1). pp. 47-64.

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Abstract

Over the last three decades, the understanding of disability has changed substantially, changes in theoretical debates and policy on disability now encourage society to understand and treat disabled people as ordinary citizens. However, arguably the dominance of Western theory on disability has resulted in the marginalisation of disabled people’s experiences in non Western cultures. This paper compares disability in relation to the culture of South Korea and the UK, by attempting to articulate some of the implicit values of disability and development of the relevant disability policy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability models, international comparisons, social theory
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: Julie Blackwell
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 11:33
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 16:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10854

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