Inclusion in Singapore: a social model analysis of disability policy

Kuansong Zhuang

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A rhetoric of inclusion and increased social spending within a global context of austerity cuts has dominated disability policies in Singapore today. However, there is a lack of academic works that take a critical disability studies view towards the analysis of disability in Singapore. This work aims to address this gap by adopting a critical social model-led analysis of disability policies in Singapore. The article examines the rhetoric of inclusion, how disability is defined and its implementation through various policies in Singapore. It will examine the underpinnings of disability in Singapore today and its impact on the lives of disabled people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-640
Number of pages19
JournalDisability and Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • disability
  • Inclusion
  • Singapore
  • social model
  • welfare state


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