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Social justice and disability policy in Southern Africa

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Social justice means different things to different people. This has resulted

    in diverse meanings and interpretations despite some commonalities,

    such as a focus on marginalised groups including women, people living

    in rural areas, persons with disabilities, children, racial minorities, and

    refugees, among others. In Nancy Fraser's interpretation of social

    justice, these and other marginalised groups are subject to

    maldistribution, misrecognition, and misrepresentation. This paper

    examines Fraser's theory in relation to disability policy in Southern

    Africa. It begins by outlining core concepts in Fraser's theory of social

    justice before examining regional and national policy measures

    designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Southern

    Africa guided by the question: how might Fraser's perspective on social

    justice enhance disability policy in Southern Africa? From this analysis,

    the authors conclude that Fraser's notion of redistribution is pivotal to

    policy implementation supported by recognition and representation of

    people with disabilities in Southern Africa.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mugumbate, J. (2016). Social justice and disability policy in Southern Africa. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 31 (2), 7-24.

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 7

End Page


  • 24

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Zimbabwe

Abstract


  • Social justice means different things to different people. This has resulted

    in diverse meanings and interpretations despite some commonalities,

    such as a focus on marginalised groups including women, people living

    in rural areas, persons with disabilities, children, racial minorities, and

    refugees, among others. In Nancy Fraser's interpretation of social

    justice, these and other marginalised groups are subject to

    maldistribution, misrecognition, and misrepresentation. This paper

    examines Fraser's theory in relation to disability policy in Southern

    Africa. It begins by outlining core concepts in Fraser's theory of social

    justice before examining regional and national policy measures

    designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Southern

    Africa guided by the question: how might Fraser's perspective on social

    justice enhance disability policy in Southern Africa? From this analysis,

    the authors conclude that Fraser's notion of redistribution is pivotal to

    policy implementation supported by recognition and representation of

    people with disabilities in Southern Africa.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mugumbate, J. (2016). Social justice and disability policy in Southern Africa. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 31 (2), 7-24.

Number Of Pages


  • 17

Start Page


  • 7

End Page


  • 24

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Zimbabwe