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Rational men and difficult women – R (on the application of McDonald) v. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2011] UKSC 33

Carr, Helen (2012) Rational men and difficult women – R (on the application of McDonald) v. Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2011] UKSC 33. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 34 (2). pp. 219-230. ISSN 0964-9069. (doi:10.1080/09649069.2012.718536) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36337)

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Abstract

The case note argues that the failure of the Supreme Court justices to recognise Ms McDonald's claim to dignity and equal treatment can be explained by the neo-liberal context of contemporary judicial reasoning. It sets out the circumstances of Ms McDonald's application for judicial review and the legal framework of community care; it then explores the legal reasoning of the majority of the court, and the response to Baroness Hale's dissent, before commenting on the extent to which the decision demonstrates neo-liberal characteristics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09649069.2012.718536
Uncontrolled keywords: adult social care, dignity, rationality, financial crisis, neo-liberalism
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sarah Slowe
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 08:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36337 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Carr, Helen: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8025-1288
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