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Civilizing disability society : the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities socializing grassroots disabled persons organizations in Nicaragua

Title
Civilizing disability society : the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities socializing grassroots disabled persons organizations in Nicaragua / Stephen J. Meyers.
ISBN
9781108427616
1108427618
9781108446433
1108446434
Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Copyright Notice Date
©2019.
Physical Description
xi, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP) is increasingly used to civilize grassroots disabled persons organizations (DPOs) around the world. The international disability rights movement actively promotes the CRPD's key norm that disabled persons mobilize in support of their rights under the Convention. The unintended consequence of these activities, however, is that local groups focused on social support and service provision, rather than disability rights advocacy, are targeted for change. While the resources provided by international actors to grassroots organizations provide new opportunities, they also create barriers to local groups' ability to promote the full civic participation of their members in the local community. Through a detailed account of grassroots DPOs in Nicaragua, Civilizing Disability Society demonstrates how local organizations navigate pressures from abroad as they attempt to concretely address the health, education, and economic needs of their members at home"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 07, 2020
Series
Cambridge disability law and policy series.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Spending down a grant
Inhabiting Nicaraguan civil society at the intersection
The problem with pretty little programs
Grassroots members walking and rolling away
Identity politics as the continuation of war by other means
Innovation at the crossroads
The CRPD's civilizing mission.
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