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The Legacy of Milorad Dodik and Bosnia's Tripartite State Presidency – A Study of Rule-of-Law Violations, Poverty, Civilian Suffering and Violations of Freedom of Expression in Bosnia and Herzegovina By Dr. Mark O'Doherty
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Almost 25 years after the end of the war, Bosnian citizens are trapped in a hand-to-mouth existence, with some 23% estimated to be living at or below the absolute poverty line. This has led to a new... More > mass exodus, leading to hundreds of thousands of people leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina each year. Social exclusion and discrimination – in particular of Roma, LGBT people and people with disabilities – also remained widespread in 2018, despite the adoption of a progressive Law on Prevention of Discrimination in 2016. Violations of press freedoms are also a major problem in the country; with 41 attacks against journalists having been reported since 2018, including five death threats, seven physical attacks, and eight direct threats by politicians – indicating an overall lack of rule-of-law and democracy in the country. Hence this book endeavours to improve human rights, rule of law, political stability and prosperity in Bosnia and Herzegovina; so that peace and harmony can be manifested in this beautiful country.< Less
Models, Paradigms and Perspectives By Ian Heft
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In The Departed, Jack Nicholson declares “I don’t want to be a product of my environment; I want my environment to be a product of me”. As such, Independent Living Sudbury... More > Manitoulin promotes an environment emphasizing the capabilities and contributions of individuals with disabilities. By employing the Independent Living philosophy, ILSM has created an accessible, inclusive, dignified space that serves as a second home to members who have become a close-knit kind of “family”. This paper notes ways in which, as noted by Linton, disability is “socially constructed to serve certain ends” and identified “in terms that are socially and economically convenient to society”. It analyzes how conceptions of disability and societal stigma affect areas including social assistance and employment in a time of austerity and neoliberal reforms.< Less
Models Paradigms and Perspectives By Ian Heft
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In The Departed, Jack Nicholson declares “I don’t want to be a product of my environment; I want my environment to be a product of me”. As such, Independent Living Sudbury... More > Manitoulin promotes an environment emphasizing the capabilities and contributions of individuals with disabilities. By employing the Independent Living philosophy, ILSM has created an accessible, inclusive, dignified space that serves as a second home to members who have become a close-knit kind of “family”. This paper notes ways in which, as noted by Linton, disability is “socially constructed to serve certain ends” and identified “in terms that are socially and economically convenient to society”. It analyzes how conceptions of disability and societal stigma affect areas including social assistance and employment in a time of austerity and neoliberal reforms.< Less
Bellas Glam By Bernadette Fields
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Bella is a nine-year-old girl that is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. She loves glamour nail painting, eye-shadows, and lip glosses. She does not allow her disability to define her. She believes that... More > good character, study skills, and manners are very important.< Less
Just a Breath Away: Streams of Thought from a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor By Kathleen Newhouse
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Doctors concluded that Kathleen had less than a five percent chance of surviving, though there was a distinct possibility she could end up in a vegetative state. Kathleen was just a breath away from... More > the other side. Waking up weeks later, Kathleen learned that she was nearly blind and became forlorn in a new realm of pain and fear. As her desolate existence slowly devoured her senses, she yearned for a comprehensible voice to cling on to. This was only the beginning of Kathleen’s quest. A vast and gloomy labyrinth stretched before her. The lone captive of a new, intrusive, and disorienting state of consciousness, Kathleen braved each surreal step forward, one at a time. Each day since, Kathleen has been victorious, earning every word in her new title: "Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor."< Less
Assessment for Special Education: Spring 2017 By Margaret Werts
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The text includes basic principles of identification and evaluation procedures used with children with disabilities. Discussion covers a variety of standardized tests, scoring and interpreting... More > results, and using results to make decisions about labeling students with a disability. Case studies and exercises are included.< Less
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A Little Book Of Poetry By Jacqui James
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As a girl growing up with living (not suffering) with severe Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, I consider myself lucky to be able to watch my surroundings...even though with communication boards then the... More > magical world of computers you could never shut me up! Watching what's going on around me or my own feelings and transferring them into poems became natural to me in 2001 when I studied Poetry by fluke as I required one more subject to complete my diploma. A Little Book Of Poetry is dedicated to my always loving and supportive Mum who always fights for me, no matter how high the walls are!< Less
Design for an Aging Population: Design Research Towards Viable Bus Use for an Aging Population By Trygve Faste
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This study sought to increase understanding of the obstacles faced by people with impairments in vision, hearing and/or mobility, which are common issues for older people, and generate physical... More > product solutions. The research was conducted to conceptualize products, structures and services to reduce or eliminate these obstacles. With a focus on the Eugene, OR, public bus system, elderly riders were surveyed and interviewed. Designers rode on buses noting what worked well and where problems arose. Five ride-along observations of older and disabled persons who had mobility, hearing and/or vision impairments were conducted. Two focus groups at Lane County Independent Living Alliance (LILA) with experts on public transportation and disabilities were conducted. This research shows that aging riders face conceptual, physical and social barriers that impact their willingness to use buses.< Less

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