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Power and Participatory Development

By Nici Nelson
ISBN: 9781853392412
This book explores the power dimensions of participatory development and research, and examines what shifts in power within communities and institutions are needed for participatory ideas to be effective.
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  • Synopsis
    This book explores the power dimensions of participatory development and research, and examines what shifts in power within communities and institutions are needed for participatory ideas to be effective.
  • Table of Contents
    Notes on contributors vii
    Preface xi
    PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
    1. Participation and power
    NICI NELSON (Goldsmiths College, London) and
    SUSAN WRIGHT (University of Sussex) 1
    PART TWO: THEORETICAL PROGRESS
    2. Participation and power: a transformative feminist
    research perspective
    JOKE SCHRUVERS (University of Amsterdam) 19
    3. Paradigm shifts and the practice of participatory
    research and development
    ROBERT CHAMBERS (University of Sussex) 30
    4. Participatory research and participant observation: two
    incompatible approaches
    SUSAN WRIGHT (University of Sussex)
    and Nici NELSON (Goldsmiths College London) 43
    PART THREE: POWER AND METHODS OF
    PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH
    5. Theatre for development: listening to the community
    ALEX MAVROCORDATOS and PATHIKA MARTIN (SOS Sahel) 61
    6. A multi-method approach to the study of homelessness
    FATIMA AKILU (University of Reading) 72
    7. Farmers as analysts, facilitators and decision-makers
    PARMESH SHAH (University of Sussex) 83
    8. Who speaks for whom? Outsiders re-present women pioneers
    of the forests of Mexico
    JANET TOWNSEND (University of Durham) 95
    9. Participatory research on non-European immigration to Italy
    VANESSA MAHER (University of Turin) 105
    PART FOUR: 'COMMUNITY' AND 'USER' PARTICIPATION:
    NEGOTIATING LOCAL AND BUREAUCRATIC POWER
    10. Power to the people: rethinking community development
    DONALD CURTIS (University of Birmingham) 115
    11. Shifting power, sharing power: issues from user-group
    forestry in Nepal
    JANE GRONOW (University of Reading) 125
    12. Empowerment and community care for older people
    KEVIN F. MEETHAN (University of Humberside) 133
    13. Local institutions and power: the history and practice of
    community management of tank irrigation systems in
    south India
    DAVID MOSSE (University College, Swansea) 144
    PART FIVE: 'PARTICIPATION' IN THE LANGUAGE AND
    PRACTICE OF GOVERNMENTAL AND
    NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
    14. Institutionalizing adaptive planning and local level concerns:
    Looking to the future
    JULES N. PRETTY and IAN SCOONES (International Institute for
    Environment and Development, London) 157
    15. Participatory ideology and practical development: agency
    control in a fisheries project, Kariba Lake
    KARIM HUSSEIN (University of Sussex) 170
    16. Non-governmental organizations and participatory
    development: the concept in theory versus the concept in practice
    JACQUELINE LANE (Charities Aid Foundation) 181
    17. Popular participation in aid-assisted projects: why more
    in theory than practice?
    ROSALIND EYBEN (Overseas Development Administration)
    and SARAH LADBURY (Consultant) 192
    Notes 201
    References 207
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Nici Nelson
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 240
    Format Paperback / softback
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