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This thoughtful book provides a refreshing, comparative perspective on the future of care homes in our post-pandemic world. Building on more than a decade of collaborative international and interdisciplinary research in Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US, it employs a feminist political economy framework to address the key challenges facing care homes in this turbulent era.
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.
It is free to read, download and share on Elgaronline.com.
Foreword by David Brindle
In the face of major global demographic change, social care policy and practice are
in urgent need of radical reform and reassessment. Rising poverty, inequality and
pressure on local communities internationally, are also increasing the urgent need
for reform. Drawing on the crisis-ridden UK experience as a case-study, this highly
original book identifies the limits of the traditional welfare state in taking
forward policy for the twenty-first century. The proposals amount to a renewed
approach to social care, based on the philosophy of independent living as originally
developed by the international disabled people’s movement and subsequently embodied
in a United Nations treaty applicable to all in need of care and support. Despite
wide international sign up since adoption in 2008 there is little evidence of any
nation successfully delivering. For the first time, this book offers both a
blueprint for an environmentally sustainable, rights-based approach to social care
and a practical route to achieving it.
Large-scale adverse health and developmental outcomes related to tobacco affect millions of people across the world, raising serious questions from a human rights perspective. In response to this crisis, this timely book provides a comprehensive analysis of the promotion and enforcement of human rights protection in tobacco control law and policy at international, regional, and domestic levels.
This book was realised with funding from the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF).