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An institutionally Ableist State? Exploring civil society perspectives on the implementation of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in India

Chaney, Paul 2020. An institutionally Ableist State? Exploring civil society perspectives on the implementation of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in India. Journal of Civil Society 16 (4) , pp. 372-392. 10.1080/17448689.2020.1852824

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Abstract

In response to international concerns about ongoing rights violations, this benchmark study analyses the situated knowledge of civil society organizations and examines their discourse on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in India. The findings show that Persons with Disabilities continue to experience rights-denial, and institutional ableism resulting in barriers to shaping policy and accessing social welfare. These are real challenges owing to their systemic nature. Crucially, they relate to the public policy-making process itself and stem from a failure on the part of successive post-2007 governments to put in place a comprehensive strategy for implementing the CRPD. In turn, this is indicative of an ongoing disconnect between state and civil spheres that hampers effective implementation and explains the endurance of the Medical Model of Disability across the country.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0/),
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1744-8689
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 9 November 2020
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 10:17
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/137951

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