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Who Qualifies for Rights?: Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Civil Commitment 1st Edition

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"Tracing the 'bundle' of rights denied people labeled mentally ill from medieval legal statutes to the 1988 case of Joyce Brown in New York, Failer attempts to define the rights of full citizens by examining the civil rights withheld from the committable. . . . As an approach to defining the rights of citizenship, . . . there is much to recommend about this study. Summing Up: Highly recommended."―Choice, March 2003

"Who Qualifies for Rights offers an important contribution to the literature on the legal deprivation of rights and the constitution of citizenship. . . . Failer's discussion of the issues present in the civil commitment of the mentally ill and the complications presented by homelessness is clear, thorough, nuanced, and balanced. Accessible to advanced undergraduates, Who Qualifies for Rights is a fine example of careful analysis of a legal and normative problem with implications for broad questions about citizenship, personhood, and rights."―Alisa Rosenthal, Rollins College, Law and Politics Book Review 13:1, January 2003

"Failer identifies six stock characters of people identified as mentally ill that are used in civil commitment cases to justify the status of a person under civil commitment: the economically deficient person, the bad family member, the sufferer, and the nonsurvivor are all people described as being in need, whose rights can be limited in a paternalistic sense, while the person considered a danger waiting to happen the one thought to be an imminent danger may, some argue, have their rights limited for the protection of the community. . . . Failer does not question whether civil commitment is always unjustified; but she does argue that a great deal of what now seems unremarkable to many observers outside the psychiatric system should, in fact, be subjected to critical reassessment."―Cal Montgomery, Ragged Edge, January/February 2003

"Judith Lynn Failer challenges us to reflect more deeply than we often do about the homeless mentally ill, and especially about the use of civil commitment to remove such people from the streets. This is a very thoughtful book on an important topic that has generally been neglected by political theorists."―Joseph H. Carens, University of Toronto

"Who Qualifies for Rights? is clearly and engagingly written. Judith Lynn Failer draws the reader into the issues facing the homeless mentally ill using the powerful example of the case of Joyce Brown."―Leslie Francis, University of Utah

"In this fascinating book, Failer teaches us important―and sometimes disturbing―lessons about the meaning of citizenship and rights by examining how and why some people are deprived of them. A valuable and original work."―J. Donald Moon, Wesleyan University
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