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New book: Stephen Meyers calls for reevaluation of disability advocacy

January 31, 2020

Stephen J. Meyers

Assistant Professor Stephen J. Meyers

In his new book, Civilizing Disability Society: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Socializing Grassroots Disabled Persons Organizations in Nicaragua (Cambridge University Press, September 2019), Stephen Meyers, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies and Law, Societies & Justice at the University of Washington, argues that while the resources provided by international actors to grassroots organizations provide new opportunities, they also create barriers to local groups’ ability to promote full civic participation of their members in the local community.

In 2019, Meyers co-launched the Disability Inclusive Development Initiative, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy project that works to support the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development. DIDI is housed at the Jackson School’s International Policy Institute, made possible in part with support by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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This publication was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.