Policy Legitimacy: A Model for Disability Policy Analysis and Change

Date
2009
Authors
DePoy, Elizabeth
Gilson, Stephen
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
In this paper we present and apply Legitimacy Policy, a framework for policy analysis that applies a legitimacy lens to the examination, understanding, and illumination of directions for purposive policy change. Interrogating historical and current disability policy: (a) reveals the context-based value-foundations and continued dominance of medical explanations of disability inherent in disability-specific policy and (b) maps a direction for policy change that can advance human rights for disabled citizens.
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Keywords
policy, legitimacy, values
Citation
DePoy, E. & Gilson, S. (2009). Policy Legitimacy: A Model for Disability Policy Analysis and Change. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 5(4).
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