Oxford University Press to publish academic book on disability and international development
24 December 2014
We are delighted that Oxford University Press (OUP) has agreed to publish Disability and the Politics of International Development, a book written by Dr Raymond Lang, senior research fellow at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London. The book will be published in 2016 and it is the first time that OUP has published a book on disability issues.
Dr Lang was awarded a prestigious grant from the National Institute of Health in the USA to write the book. This grant did not include a publishing contract so we are extremely pleased that OUP have come on board.
The book will trace the history of disability and international development and the way that the UN has engaged with civil society. It will analyse the systemic challenges that prevent the effective implementation of disability policy in developing countries, drawing upon original research undertaken by Dr Lang in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi and Mozambique. It will also predict challenges for the future including the incorporation of disability issues into the Sustainable Development Goals.