CALL FOR PAPERS DISABILITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT — Worldwide

CALL FOR PAPERS BY THE JOURNAL DISABILITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. PLEASE SEE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW AND CONTACT OUR WONDERFUL MEMBER JANA OFFERGELD FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

Behinderung und internationale Entwicklung

Disability and International Development

C/o Institute for Inclusive Development, Wandastr. 9, 45136 Essen, Germany

Since 1990, the journal Disability and International Development is published three times a year, featuring contributions in both English and German. Its objective is the scholarly and practice-oriented discourse on disability in low-income countries. The journal aims at providing a platform for a cross-border dialogue and promoting the professional discussion of related development policy, pedagogical/educational, socio-political and intercultural questions. Each issue is dedicated to a focal topic, complemented by single contributions on other subjects and up-to-date information.

www.zbdw.de

For this issue please contact the coordinating editor:

Jana Offergeld (janaoffergeld@yahoo.com)

2018-1 CALL FOR PAPERS

Research in the context of disability and international development

In which way can science contribute to social development and improve the human rights situation of people with disabilities? Among many academic and political actors there seems to be a general consensus about the crucial role of research in the realization of internationally agreed development and human rights standards – particularly the SDGs and the UN CRPD. Governmental and non-governmental stakeholders alike call for sufficient data and scientific indicators for the monitoring and further development of respective implementation programs and strategies. At the same time, criticism of the prevailing dominance of non-disabled academics from the Global North in the initiation and conduction of research in the Global South is growing.

This issue takes a look at the current research landscape in the context of disability and international development. We are particularly, but not exclusively, looking for articles focusing on the following topics:

  • The necessity and relevance of research activities for improving living conditions for people with disabilities in the global south
  • Research projects reviewing the realization of the SDGs and the UN CRPD
  • Best-practice of meaningful involvement of self-advocates with disability and other stakeholders from the Global South
  • Critical reflections about prevailing power hierarchies in the global scientific community and their impact on knowledge production and transfer

Before you send us your suggestion, please read the journal’s Information for Authors first (www.zbdw.de – left column: “Information for Authors”) and then contact the coordinating editor for this issue: Jana Offergeld via e-mail: janaoffergeld@yahoo.com)

Deadline for submission of papers: 15.11.2017

 

 

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