Emergence and clashes in disabled service user organisations in South Korea

Hwang, Se Kwang (2020) Emergence and clashes in disabled service user organisations in South Korea. In: The Routledge handbook of service user involvement in human services research and education. Routledge International Handbooks . Taylor & Francis, London. ISBN 9781138360143, 9780429433306

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This paper explores the development and challenges of disabled service user participation within disabled people’s organisations in South Korea at a time of rapid evolution in welfare policy and practice. Since 1990s, disabled people’s organisations influenced by disability activisms, especially disability Dangsajajuwei, have increased significantly in South Korea. Those changes have increased disabled service user’s participation for service development, delivery, and meeting key needs such as disability rights, but many disabled people’s organisations have clashed with each other in order to take initiatives of service delivery for their own organisation. This paper concludes that Korean disabled people’s organisations are currently facing several challenges such as 1) defining disabled people’s organisation via Dangsajajuwei, 2) creating exclusive and selective authoritarian user groups among disabled people 3) losing a collective disabled service user's voice, 4) political and service system restraints of disabled service user participation, that are major threats towards the development of service user participation.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 14:39
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 03:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42943

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