Disability reading list
The following is a selection of key books and journal articles on disability issues. The Equality and Human Rights Commission's Library & Information Service regrets it is unable to supply copies of the items listed. Please contact your academic/public library should you wish to read any of these items.
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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, and 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: pp. 465-480.
Bell, M. (2015) Mental Health at Work and the Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments, Industrial Law Journal, 44(2) pp.194-221
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 London: Cabinet Office.
Campbell, J, Oliver, M. (1996) Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing our Future, London: Routledge.
Coleman, N, Sykes, W, Groom, C (2014) Barriers to employment and unfair treatment at work, a quantitative analysis of disabled people's experiences, Research Report 88, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Coleman, N. Sykes, W, Walker, A. (2014) Crime and disabled people: Baseline statistical analysis of measures from the formal legal inquiry into disability-related harassment Research Report 90, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Crowther, N. (2007) Nothing Without Us or Nothing About Us? Disability and Society 22(7) pp.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) pp.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) Research report 21: Disabled people's experiences of targeted violence and hostility. 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), pp. 520-550.
Fraser Butlin, S (2011) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: does the Equality Act 2010 measure up to UK internal commitments? Industrial Law Journal, 40 (4), pp. 428-438.
Gill, M, Schlund-Vials, C.J (2014) Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism, Farnham: Ashgate.
Goode, J. (2007) “Managing” Disability: Early Experiences of University Students with Disabilities, Disability and Society, Vol. 22(1), pp.35-48.
Gooding, P (2015) Navigating the ‘Flashing Amber Lights’ of the Right to Legal Capacity in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Responding to Major Concerns, Human Rights Law Review, 15(1), March, pp.45-71.
Goodley, D (2010) Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, London: Sage.
Haines, S., Ruebain, D. (eds 2011). Education, Disability and Social Policy, Bristol: Policy Press.
Harnacke, C. (2013) Disability and capability: exploring the usefulness of Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach for the UN Disability Rights Convention, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 41(4), pp.768-780.
Harwood, R. (2014) ‘The Dying of the Light’: the Impact of the Spending Cuts, and Cuts to Employment Law Protections, on Disability Adjustments in British Local Authorities, Disability & Society, 29(10), pp.1511-1523.
Hemingway, L. (2011). Disabled People and Housing: Choices, Opportunities and Barriers. Bristol: Policy Press.
Hoque, K, Bacon, N Parr, D. (2014) Employer Disability Practice in Britain: Assessing the impact of the Positive about Disabled People 'two ticks' symbol, Work, Employment and Society, 28(3), pp. 430-451.
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.
Jones, M, Wass, V (2013) Understanding changing disability-related employment gaps in Britain 1998 - 2011, Work, Employment and Society, 27(6), pp.982-1003.
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), pp.1-34.
Lawson, A (2011) Disability and employment in the Equality Act 2010: opportunities lost, seized and generated, Industrial Law Journal, 40 (4) :359-383.
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.
Lockwood, G, Henderson,C, Thornicroft, G (2014) Mental Health Disability Discrimination: Law, policy and practice, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 14(3), pp.168-182.
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 Disability Issues (2011) UK Initial Report on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities London: ODI.
Office for National Statistics (2011) Life Opportunities Survey: Analysis of Barriers to Participation Across a Range of Life Areas 2009/10, Newport: ONS.
Oliver, M. (2009) Understanding Disability: from Theory to Practice, 2nd edition. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Oliver, M and Barnes, C (2011) Disability Studies, Disabled People and the Struggle for Inclusion, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31(5), pp.547-560.
Patrick, R. (2011). 'The Wrong Prescription: Disabled People and Welfare Conditionality'. Policy & Politics, Vol. 39, No. 2 pp.275-291.
Peer, L. and Reid, G (2011) Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice London: Sage.
Priestley, M. (2003) Disability: A Life Course Approach. Cambridge: Polity
Quarmby, K. (2013) Scapegoat: 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, Research Report 59, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Riddell, S, Tinklin, T and Wilson, A (2005) Disabled Students in Higher Education: Perspectives from Widening Access and Changing Policy, London: Routledge Falmer.
Rabiee, P. Glendinning, C (2010) Choice: What, When and Why? Exploring the importance of Choice to Disabled People. Disability & Society, 25 (7): 827-839.
Roulstone, A. and Barnes, C. (eds.) (2005) Working Futures? Disabled People and Social Inclusion. Bristol: Policy Press.
Roulstone, A, Prideaux, S (2011) Understanding Disability Policy, 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 and 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, Research Report 21, Manchester: 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. (eds) (2014). Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments, 3rd Edition. London: Sage.
Sykes, W, Groom, C, Desai, P (2011) Disability-Related Harassment: the Role of Public Bodies: a Qualitative Research Study, Research Report 78, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Waddington, L (2015) Fine-tuning non-discrimination law: exceptions and justifications allowing for differential treatment on the ground of disability, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law 15(1/2), pp.11-37.
Williams-Findlay, R. (2011) Lifting the Lid on Disabled People Against Cuts. Disability & Society 26 (6) 773-778
Woodhams, C. and 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.
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