Disability Research in the Global South: Working from a Local Approach

  • Marcia RiouxEmail author
  • Paula Campos Pinto
  • Jose Viera
  • Rados Keravica
Part of the International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice book series (IPSPAP)


This chapter will look at ways of building into the research itself notions of rights and the power to sustain the work outside the context of the northern researchers who are likely to be the grant holders. We note the obstacles and barriers currently preventing the full enjoyment of rights by people with disabilities in the global South, by exploring how increasing participation and decision-making power in monitoring rights can lead to more sustained social change.


Research process Contextualizing disability research and practice Human rights research Research advocacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcia Rioux
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Paula Campos Pinto
    • 3
    • 4
  • Jose Viera
    • 5
  • Rados Keravica
    • 6
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Disability Rights Promotion InternationalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Disability Rights Promotion InternationalLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.Disability Rights Promotion InternationalBuenos AiresArgentina
  6. 6.Disability Rights Promotion InternationalBelgradeSerbia

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