The politics of naive integrationism : community integration for disabled people and the promises of Olmstead / Heather Swadley.

Swadley, Heather, author.
[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] : University of Pennsylvania ; Ann Arbor : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2021.
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Dissertations Abstracts International 82-12A.

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Are disabled people "better off" in segregated or integrated settings? This question serves as a source of frequent tension between non-disabled academics and disability rights activists, the former often arguing for segregated service provision and the latter championing integration. This project argues that this supposed choice is a false dichotomy-it is a choice between fully supportive segregated services and what I call "naive integration." Naive integration is a governmental policy posture that presumptively integrates disabled people while simultaneously failing to provide the community supports and accessibility features necessary to allow them to thrive. The reason integration is perceived as a policy failure is that the federal government, as well as state and municipal governments, all too frequently integrate disabled people in a naive manner. I argue for a radical reimagination of what it means to integrate disabled people into their communities. Utilizing insights from political science, sociology, public policy, and law, I suggest that naive integration may be overcome through a strategy of creative litigation and systemic policy changes inspired by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act's Olmstead mandate. I explore how the fields of housing, education, and employment could be impacted by a more robust understanding of Olmstead's presumption toward service provision in community-based settings.
Source: Dissertations Abstracts International, Volume: 82-12, Section: A.
Advisors: Smith, Rogers; Committee members: Nancy Hirschmann; John Lapinski.
Department: Political Science.
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 2021.
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School code: 0175
Smith, Rogers, degree supervisor.
University of Pennsylvania. Department of Political Science, degree granting institution.
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