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This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores ethical, legal, and policy issues of people with disabilities, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialistsset out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Current Issues, Controversies, and Solutions
Current issues, controversies, and solutions

As we saw in Chapter 1, policy analysis has five components: clarifying policy goals in terms of social values such as liberty, equality, and dignity; exploring the connections between these goals and policy objectives; evaluating the effectiveness of mechanisms for implementing objectives; describing the policy tools used in these implementation mechanisms; and finally, monitoring the outcomes of implementation in light of the policy goals, the objectives, and ultimately the social values. In this chapter, all of these components of policy analysis need to be called upon as we seek to understand the persistent controversies in disability policy, the concrete policy problems these controversies have created, and the possible solutions to these problems.

Describing the controversies will require ...

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