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Absent Citizens

Disability Politics and Policy in Canada

Drawing together elements from feminist studies, political science, public administration, sociology, and urban studies, Michael J. Prince examines mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion, public attitudes on disability, and policy-making processes in the context of disability.

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PrinceMichael J.:

Michael J. Prince is the Lansdowne professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria.


Geoffrey Reaume, Critical Disability Studies, York University :

'Absent Citizens is an important book that will garner a great deal of attention on a pressing topic long overdue for examination - the place of people with disabilities in Canadian civil society from a national perspective. Michael J. Prince's perceptive critical analysis propels disability public policy to the head of the political agenda, where it should be. Absent Citizens should be on many course reading lists and on the desks of many disability activists and government policy-makers.'

Mary Ann McColl, Journal of Social Policy, vol 39:04:10:
Prince offers a compelling perspective, a deep and though political analysis, and a number of intriguing propositions for engaging disability studies academy and the disability advocacy movement towards full citizenship.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;