Institutional Disability / Edition 1

Institutional Disability / Edition 1

by Robert A. Katzmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815748337

ISBN-13: 9780815748335

Pub. Date: 07/01/1986

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press


This case study of transportation policy for disabled people illustrates the flaws in policymaking that lead many Americans to believe government is not working as it should. Robert A. Katzmann examines the workings of the legislative, administrative, and judicial processes, both separately and in interaction, as he relates the erratic path of transportation

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This case study of transportation policy for disabled people illustrates the flaws in policymaking that lead many Americans to believe government is not working as it should. Robert A. Katzmann examines the workings of the legislative, administrative, and judicial processes, both separately and in interaction, as he relates the erratic path of transportation policy for the disabled over two decades. An estimated 13.4 million people in this country have difficulty using public transportation, but the federal response to their problems of mobility is of fairly recent vintage, beginning with legislation in the early 1970s. Since then, there have been many twists and turns in policy, involving a wide array of governmental institutions. These constant shifts have confused state and local governments, the transit industry, and the disabled community. Assessing why policy was so erratic, Katzmann concludes that in part the confusion resulted from the inability to choose between conflicting approaches to the problem--one oriented toward the rights of equal access for the disabled, and the other favoring effective mobility by any practical means. In addition, the conflict between these two policy approaches was compounded by increasing fragmentation within and among national institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815748335
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
07/01/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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