Understanding Disability, Development and Democracy in Nicaragua
by Felix C Seyfarth (9783639053609)

Understanding Disability, Development and Democracy in Nicaragua
 

Felix C Seyfarth


Release Date: 01 August 2008
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Category: Political Science
Publisher: VDM Verlag
ISBN: 9783639053609
ISBN-10: 3639053605



Disability NGO in the nascent democracies of Latin America face the dual challenges of poverty and exclusion. Consolidation policies have tasked them with a multitude of overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities, as relations must be renegotiated with a reconfigured state, a liberalized market and a disjointed donor community. NGO act within the double-bind of domestic politics and funding structures of the international system. This book traces the role Nicaraguan disability NGO play in the process of democratic consolidation in a post-conflictual society. It isolates contextual variables that determine the uneven development geographies of disability inherent in the trade-offs between different disability agendas. The author argues for a contextualized approach to disability in development politics that takes into account the cross-sectional nature of the disability concept. Drawing on the major strands of disability theory and a detailed case study from the field, different approaches to disability advocacy are evaluated for their relevance and usefulness within developing countries.

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