CFP, Special Issue of Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research: ‘Disability after the Recession’

Disability after the Recession: The State of Politics & the Politics of States

The Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is concerned to address the key disability issues that have come to the fore in the years since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, and is inviting contributions for a special issue. Disability Studies can give globally informed insights into these issues; in a theoretical and methodological sense, but also with regard to research goals and social implications.

For the special issue, we welcome papers that address current issues with this specific historical backdrop. We are especially interested in:

  • Papers that deal with current conceptions of disability, particularly as they intersect with those of other marginalized minorities. This includes papers on mainstream and majority resentment of and hate / hate crime directed at disabled people and intersectional groups.
  • Papers that adopt a “best practice” approach. This includes papers on effective ways to model disability at in a post-“social vs. medical model” era, as well papers that shed light on or empirical insight into how disability is or can be usefully conceived by states, NGOs, institutions, activists or other entities.
  • Papers that deal with rights and legal frameworks, including but not limited to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its ratification and implementation.

Submission Instructions

Submissions (NB! Max 7,000 words per paper, incl. references) should be made by 1st April 2015, via the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts™ site:

Please label submissions “Disability after the Recession”.

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