The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on disability issues. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.
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
Berghs, M. (2019) Do disabled people need a stronger social model: a social model of human rights? Disability and Society, 34 (7/8), pp. 1034-1039.
Blanck, P. (2020) Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights, London: Routledge.
Borsay, A. (2005) Disability and Social Policy in Britain since 1750 Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Broderick, A. (2018) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the European Convention on Human Rights: a tale of two halves or a potentially unified vision of human rights? Cambridge International Law Journal, 7(2), pp.199-224.
Cabinet Office Prime Minister's Strategy Unit. (2005) Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People Final Report London: Cabinet Office.
Cameron, H, Coleman, B, Hervey, T et al (2019) Equality law obligations in higher education: reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 in assessment of students with unseen disabilities, Legal Studies, 39(2), pp. 204-229.
Campbell, J, Oliver, M. (1996) Disability Politics: Understanding Our Past, Changing our Future, London: Routledge.
Clifford, E. (2020) The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe, London: Zed Books.
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, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Coleman, N. Sykes. (2016) Crime and Disabled People: Measures of disability-related harassment, 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.
De Beco, G. (2019) The indivisibility of human rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 68(1), pp.141-160.
De Beco, G. (2020) Intersectionality and disability in international human rights law, International Journal of Human Rights, 24(5), pp.593-614.
Degener, T. (2017) 10 years of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 35(3), pp. 152-157.
Department for Work and Pensions/Office for Disability Issues (2019) 2019 Progress Report on the UK’s vision to build a society which is fully inclusive of disabled people, London: Office for Disability Issues.
Disability Rights Commission (2006) Changing Britain for Good: Putting Disability at the Heart of Public Policy, Stratford-upon-Avon: Disability Rights Commission.
Edila, G. (2020) The Disability Discrimination Act - 25 years on, Law Society Gazette, 117(40), p.12
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009) 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.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017) Being disabled in Britain: A journey less equal, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018a) Engaging with disabled people: An event planning guide, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018b) Housing and disabled people: A toolkit for local authorities in England, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018c) Progress on disability rights in the United Kingdom: UK Independent Mechanism update report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018d) Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in England: A guide for disabled people and the organisations that support them, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018e) Your rights to accessible and adaptable housing in Scotland: A guide for disabled people and the organisations that support them, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2020) Inclusive justice: a system designed for all, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Favalli, S. (2018) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and in the Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023: "from Zero to Hero", Human Rights Law Review, 18(3), pp. 517-538.
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.
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. (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.
Inclusion London (2020) Abandoned, Forgotten and Ignored: the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Disabled People. Interim Report, June, London: Inclusion London.
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. (2008) Disability and Equality Law in Britain: The Role of Reasonable Adjustments. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
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. (2020) Disability Law as an Academic Discipline: Towards Cohesion and Mainstreaming? Journal of Law and Society, 47(4) November, pp. 558-587.
Lawson, A., Gooding, C. (2005) Disability Rights in Europe: From Theory to Practice. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
Lewis, A (2020) Supranational human rights bodies and protecting the rights of people with disabilities in the COVID-19 pandemic, European Human Rights Law Review, 4, pp. 372-393.
Lewthwaite, S. (2020) Accessible at last? : What do new European digital accessibility laws mean for disabled people in the UK? Disability and Society, 35(8), pp. 1360-1365.
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.
Massie, B. (2019) Life Without Limits: Disability Rights Activist and Advocate, Cirencester: Mereo Books.
Miller, P, Gillinson, S, Huber, J. (2006) Disablist Britain: Barriers to Independent Living for Disabled People in 2006. London: Scope.
Morris, J. (2011) Rethinking Disability Policy, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
O’Brien, N. (2016) Disability discrimination law in the United Kingdom and the new civil rights history: the contribution of Caroline Gooding, Journal of Law and Society, 43(3), pp. 444-468.
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 (2020) Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: September 2020, Newport: Office for National Statistics
Oliver, M. (2009) Understanding Disability: from Theory to Practice, 2nd edition. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
Oliver, M and Barnes, C (2012) The New Politics of Disablement, 2nd edition, London: Palgrave.
Patrick, R. (2011). 'The Wrong Prescription: Disabled People and Welfare Conditionality'. Policy & Politics, Vol. 39, No. 2 pp.275-291.
Pearson, A. (2018) The debate about wheelchair spaces on buses goes "round and round": access to public transport for people with disabilities as a human right, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 69(1), pp.1-17.
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
Prior, F., Rees, G (2020) Accessible public transport for older and disabled people in Wales, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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, 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.
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.
Ryan, F. (2020) Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People, 2nd edition, London: Verso.
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.
Sherry, M. et al. (2019) Disability Hate Speech: Social, Cultural and Political Contexts, London: Routledge.
Sin, C.H., Hedges, A, Cook, C. (2009) Disabled People's Experiences of Targeted Violence and Hostility, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Skarstad, K. (2018) Human rights through the lens of disability, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 36(1), pp.24-42
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, 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.
Wilkin, D (2019) Disability Hate Crime: Experiences of everyday hostility on public transport, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Williams-Findlay, R. (2011) Lifting the Lid on Disabled People Against Cuts. Disability & Society 26 (6) pp.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.
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