Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

The Journal

The Journal Disability and International Development is published three times a year since 1990, featuring contributions in both English and German.

Its objective is the scholarly and practice-oriented discourse on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 2030 Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals. The journal aims at providing a platform for a cross-border dialogue and promoting the professional discussion of related development policy, pedagogical/educational, socio-political and intercultural questions in connection to inclusion of persons with disabilities in countries of the Global South. Each issue is dedicated to a focal topic, complemented by single contributions on other subjects and up-to-date information.

While issues dedicated to a focal topic address specific facets of the thematic field, for which in advance a Call for Paper will be published, interested authors are also encouraged to hand in abstracts of own initiative.


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In addition, a free online version is available at

Prof. Dr. Sabine Schäper, Catholic University NRW, Münster Department; Chairwoman of the Executive Board bezev

Dr. Isabella Bertmann, Research Associate at the Chair of Sociology of Diversity at the TU Munich

Dr. Christine Bruker, Research Associate at AGP Social Research and at the Centre for Civil Society Development at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg

Jana Offergeld, Research Associate at the Bochum Centre for Disability Studies, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe

Lukas Groß, Lecturer at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rheinland Westfalen-Lippe and Associate at the Bochum Centre for Disability Studies (BODYS)

Dr. Thorsten Hinz, Managing Director Caritas Germany Association for Disability Assistance and Psychiatry, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Michael Boecker, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Member of the Executive Board bezev

Gabriele Weigt, Managing Director Disability and Development Cooperation (bezev)

Call for Papers

Here you can find the recent Call for Papers and other relevant information, when you are interested to contribute to the journal through publishing an article.