Kjellberg Citizenship

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Citizenship “Citizenship is a status bestowed on those who care equal with respect to the rights and duties with which the status is endowed” (Marshall 1950). According to a common view, three elements are included in citizenship (Marshall 1950; Kjellbert 2002; Morris 2005; Kjellberg and Hemmingsson 2013). Civil rights is based on the idea that each human being is equal before the law. It comprises personal integrity, freedom of speech, religious liberty, freedom of thought and the right to own property and to conclude valid contracts, and the right to justice. The principle included the right to be respected and listened to and to have one’s wishes considered as all individuals are equal before the law (Marshall 1950; Kjellberg 2002; Kjellberg…show more content…
The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has a vision of a society in which all disabled people can participate as equal citizens (Kjellberg 2002; Zarb 2003; Morris 2005; PMSU 2005). The principle is presented by the right for disabled people to live under normal economic and housing standards as for ordinary citizens (Article 19; Marshall 1950; Kjellberg 2002). Disability Rights Commission (DRC) adopted the aim of ‘a basic enforceable right to independent living for all disabled people’ (Disability Rights Commission 2002, DRC 2006; PMSU 2005), and it’s aspirations for disabled people have been framed within a vision of citizenship as participation and contribution (Morris 2005). DRC has established a 20-year vision: “By 2025, disabled people in Britain should have full opportunities and choices to improve their quality of life, and will be respected and included as equal members of society.” (DRC 2006)…show more content…
When the society is disabling disabled people in participating in the community, it is also preventing them from contributing to the society. Disabled people are only different from non- disabled people in term of they need additional requirements, such as full access to the buildings or places, accessible transport system, personal assistance, assertive technology, and accessible adapted housing in order to fully exercise their rights as a citizen (Barnes & Mercer 2004; Morris 2004; PMSU 2005). The Enabling Masterplan 2012-2016 also indicates that disabled people have full opportunities to receive effective education and support services so that it can lead to fulfilling and productive lives to the community. Employment plays an important economic and social roles for individuals within a society. Through employment, disabled people can be empowered and able to contribute to the
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