Disability reading list

The following is a selection of key books and journal articles:

Barnes, C. (1994) Disabled People in Britain and Discrimination: A Case for Anti-discrimination Legislation. London: C.Hurst & Co Ltd.

Barnes, C., Mercer, G. (2004) Implementing the Social Model of Disability: Theory and Research, Leeds: The Disability Press.

Barnes, C., Mercer, G., & Shakespeare, T. (2010) Exploring Disability: A Sociological Introduction. 2nd edition, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Barnes, C., Oliver, M. and Barton, L. (2002) Disability Studies Today. London: Polity.

Bell, D., Heitmueller, A (2009) The Disability Discrimination Act in the UK: Helping or Hindering Employment Among the Disabled? Journal of Health Economics, 28: 465-480.

Berthoud, R. (2011) Trends in the Employment of Disabled People. Colchester: Institute for Social and Economic Research.

Borsay, A. (2005) Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Cabinet Office Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. (2005) Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People Final Report January 2005. London: Cabinet Office.

Campbell, J, Oliver, M. (1996) Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing our Future, London: Routledge.
Crowther, N. (2007) Nothing Without Us or Nothing About Us? Disability and Society 22, 7: 791-794.

Clements, L., Read, J. (2008). Disabled People and the Right to Life: The Protection and Violation of Disabled People's Most Basic Human Rights. London: Routledge.

Danieli, A, Wheeler, P. (2006) Employment Policy and Disabled People: Old Wine in New Glasses? Disability & Society. 21, 5: 485-498.

Disability Rights Commission (2006) Changing Britain for Good: Putting Disability at the Heart of Public Policy, Stratford-upon-Avon: Disability Rights Commission.

Doyle, B (2008) Disability Discrimination: Law and Practice. 6th edition. Bristol: Jordan Publishing.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009) Promoting the Safety and Security of Disabled People. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010a) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: What does it mean for you? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010b) Making Rights a Reality:Implementing the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) Hidden in Plain Sight: Inquiry into Disability-Related Harassment . Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Ferrie, J., Lerpiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C., Stalker, K, Watson, N. (2008) An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty: A Research Report of the Disability Equality Duty. London: ODI.

Fletcher, A. O'Brien, N. (2008) Disability Rights Commission: From Civil Rights to Social Rights, Journal of Law and Society 35, 4: 520-550.

Hunter, C., Hodge, N., Nixon,J., Parr, S. and Willis, B (2007) Disabled People's Experiences of Anti-Social Behaviour and Harassment in Social Housing: A Critical Review. London: Disability Rights Commission.

Income Data Services (2010) Disability Discrimination (employment law handbook). London: Income Data Services Ltd.

Joint Committee on Human Rights (2008) A Life Like any Other? Human Rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities. House of Lords, House of Commons Joint Committee on Human Rights; HL paper 40-I HC 73-I session 2007-8.

Kayess, R. French, P. (2008) Out of Darkness into Light: Introducing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Human Rights Law Review 8, 1: 1-34.

Lawson, A. (2008). Disability and Equality Law in Britain: The Role of Reasonable Adjustments. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Lawson, A., Gooding, C. (2005) Disability Rights in Europe: From Theory to Practice. Oxford: Hart Publishing

Miller, P, Gillinson, S, Huber, J. (2006) Disabilist Britain: Barriers to Independent Living for Disabled People in 2006. London: Scope.

Monaghan, K. (2005). Blackstone's Guide to the Disability Discrimination legislation, London: Oxford University Press.

Morris, J. (2011) Rethinking Disability Policy. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Office for Disability Issues (2008) Experiences and Expectations of Disabled People. London: ODI.

Office for Disability Issues (2009) Roadmap 2025: Achieving Disability. London: ODI.

Office for National Statistics (2011) Life Opportunities Survey: Analysis of Barriers to Partcipation Across a Range of Life Areas, 2009/10, Newport: ONS.

Oliver, M. (1996). Understanding Disability: From Theory to Practice. Basingstoke: Macmillan

Oliver, M. (2009) Understanding Disability: from Theory to Practice, second edition. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Priestley, M. (2003) Disability: A Life Course Approach. Cambridge: Polity

Quarmby, K. (2011) Why Are We Failing Disabled People, London: Portobello Books.

Riddell, S, Edward, S, Weedon, E and Ahlgren, L (2010) Disability, Skills and Employment: A Review of Recent Statistics and Literature on Policy and Initiatives, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Rabiee, P. Glendinning, C (2010) Choice: What, When and Why? Exploring the importance of Choice to Disabled People. Disability & Society, 25, 7: 827-839.

RADAR (2010) Doing Seniority Differently. London: RADAR. (Disability Rights UK)

Roulstone, A. and Barnes, C. (eds.) (2005) Working Futures? Disabled People and Social Inclusion. Bristol: Policy Press.

Roulstone, A. Thomas, P. Balderston, S (2011) Between Hate and Vulnerability: Unpacking the British Criminal Justice System's Construction of Disablist Hate Crime. Disability & Society 26,3: 351-364.

Shah, S. Priestley, M ( 2011) Disability and Social Change: Private Lives and Public Policies. Bristol: The Policy Press.

Shakespeare, T. (2006) Disability Rights and Wrongs. London: Routledge.

Sayce, L. (2011) Getting In, Staying In and Getting On: Disability Employment Support Fit for the Future. London:TSO.

Sin, C.H., Hedges, A, Cook, C. (2009) Disabled People's Experiences of Targeted Violence and Hostility, London: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Staniland, L. (2011) Public Perceptions of Disabled People: Evidence from the British Social Attitudes Survey 2009. London: Office for Disability Issues.

Swain, J., French, S., Barnes C. and Thomas, C. (2004) Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments, London: Sage.

Sykes, W, Groom, C, Desai, P (2011) Disability-Related Harassment: the Role of Public Bodies: a Qualitative Research Study, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Williams-Findlay, R. (2011) Lifting the Lid on Disabled People Against Cuts. Disability & Society 26,6: 773-778

Woodhams, C. & Corby, S. (2007) Then and Now: Disability Legislation and Employers’ Practices in the UK. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 45, 3: 556-580.

World Health Organization/World Bank (2011) World Report on Disability, Geneva: World Health Organization.

Compiled December 2011 

Last Updated: 04 Feb 2015