Participación de personas con discapacidad en la vida política. Un análisis de contenido de la literatura reciente (1997-2019)

Translated title of the contribution: Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Political Life. A Content Analysis of Recent Literature (1997-2019)

Adriana Caballero Perez, Andrés Mauricio Guzmán Rincón

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By means of a literature review, the present article comprises a non-exhaustive discussion on the issues of “political participation” of persons with disabilities, “barriers” faced by voters with disabilities within the context of voting, “electoral practices” taking place in the context of voting, and
“electoral-assistive devices” to assist voters with disabilities. The objective of this article is to provide a framework within which to determine whether there is room for improvement for the national legislator and policy maker based on the main findings. It is worth mentioning that the questions raised in this article are pertinent to promoting changes within Colombian electoral legal, policy, and social contexts, as well as in other countries. The resulting
overview of the existing literature on the issue of voting rights of persons with disabilities also provides insights into the areas where a knowledge gap exists, and thus where the present work can contribute. The article is divided into four sections. Following this introduction, section two describes the research method to conduct the literature review. In section three, the article consists of review findings, this section addresses each one of the key topics concerning this work and discusses trends and knowledge gaps. Lastly, section four of this article concludes the literature review.
Translated title of the contributionParticipation of Persons with Disabilities in Political Life. A Content Analysis of Recent Literature (1997-2019)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)154-177
Number of pages23
JournalRevista de Estudios Politicos
Issue number61
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

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