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Disability rights activists in the Supreme Court of Canada: Legal mobilization theory and accommodating social movements

Vanhala, Lisa (2009) Disability rights activists in the Supreme Court of Canada: Legal mobilization theory and accommodating social movements. Canadian Journal of Political Science, 42 (4). pp. 981-1002. ISSN 0008-4239

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Abstract

Disability rights organizations have been active participants before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) since the mid-1980s but they have been completely neglected in the literature on social movement legal mobilization. This paper seeks to remedy this lacuna by providing an overview of the litigation activity of the main disability rights organizations. It builds on an emerging complementary theoretical perspective for understanding the participation by movement actors in the Court. Through an analysis of shared and contested collective meaning frames within and across social movement organizations we can complement existing theoretical explanations for the overall development of legal mobilization by social movement actors.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Study of Human Rights
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Identification Number: UT ISI:000273224500007
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 10:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27442/

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