Different contexts of societal diversity (e.g. persons with disabilities, national minorities, persons with a migratory background), diversity-related constructions of individual and collective identity and the desire to participate in and have an impact on policy-making processes constitute the main research interests. The current research project, a comparative analysis of the political participation of persons with disabilities in Germany and Italy, is also set within the above-mentioned theoretical framework. The project places a special regional focus on Bavaria and South Tyrol, as the thresholds for political participation are lower on the regional level, which citizens perceive to be “closer” to the realities of their daily lives. “Top-down” (legal and socio-political framework conditions, political parties, institutions) and “bottom-up” (civil society, self-advocacy organizations, networking) processes will be analyzed. Both Bavaria and South Tyrol hold regional elections in 2018, providing an especially interesting frame for comparative research. Data collection will be completed by the end of 2018, project completion is expected for 2020.
- Academic process evaluation of four pilot projects on the decentralisation of services for persons with disabilities in the Middle Franconia district
- typo3/#_msocom_1Establishment of local research competence in the model regions through training of co-researchers
- Development of an outpatient service development index as an orientation and benchmark for good outpatient service provision in the context of integration assistance
Project Manager: Prof. Elisabeth Wacker
Project Collaborator: Yvonne Wechuli, M.A.
Duration: 2015 - 2018
Funding: Bezirk Mittelfranken [Middle Franconia District]
- Evaluation and steering of the transformation processes in a residential facility of the “Eingliederungshilfe” [integration support] (Franziskuswerk Schönbrunn) – Vision 2030
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker