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Disabled Children in a Society at War

By Rachel Hastie
ISBN: 9780855983734
This book looks at the themes of development in conflict, disability in conflict and the social model of disability in a post-communist society in detail.

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  • Synopsis
    This casebook analyses the lessons learned from a radical and ambitious project initiated by Oxfam at the height of the war in Bosnia. Disabled children in former Yugoslavia were traditionally cared for in centralised institutions run by State-paid 'defectologists'. When Oxfam assumed responsibility for one such centre in Tuzla, its emphasis evolved from the provision of clinical services to the integration of the children in the local community - an alternative approach now regarded in the area as a model for other programmes. This book looks at the themes of development in conflict, disability in conflict and the social model of disability in a post-communist society in detail.
  • Table of Contents
    * Introduction

    1. Setting the scene

    2. Koraci Nade: Steps of hope

    3. Peace and reconstruction

    4. Tackling institutional prejudice

    5. Promoting an alternative approach to disability in Bosnia

    6. Disability and conflict

    7. Development work in a context of conflict

    8. In conclusion: some lessons for development agencies


    * Further Reading
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Rachel Hastie
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 144
    Format Paperback / softback