Political subjectivity and social capital of people with disabilities. European context
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The aim of the article is to present the relationship between a sense of political subjectivity in people with disabilities from 15 European countries, and the social capital at their disposal. First, I present differences between people with disabilities and non-disabled ones in the perception of their political role, as well as disparities in the size of social capital which they have. Comparisons are made within individual European countries as well as between them. Then, taking into account sociodemographic characteristics as control variables, I indicate which elements of social capital (cognitive and structural ones) are important predictors of a sense of political subjectivity and what role disability plays in it. The most important conclusion that can be drawn based on the results obtained is the observation that in almost all the countries, disability itself does not significantly affect a sense of one's political subjectivity, but it is the result of the impact of sociodemographic characteristics specific to people with disabilities and the social capital associated with these characteristics. The data used for the analysis came from the European Social Survey conducted in 2014.
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