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People with intellectual disabilitiesTowards a good life?$
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Kelley Johnson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420695

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420695.001.0001

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Justice, rights and capabilities

Justice, rights and capabilities

(p.115) Seven Justice, rights and capabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Kelley Johnson

Jan Walmsley

Marie Wolfe

Policy Press

This chapter studies a widely used term: ‘rights’. It shows that the ‘rights’ of people are frequently cited; their operationalisation, however, is rarely explained. The chapter also explores Martha Nussbaum's capabilities as an adjunct, which helps one think about what needs to be done if rights are to mean something in practice.

Keywords:   rights, operationalisation, Martha Nussbaum, adjunct

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