Category Archives: Participatory research

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics: An Action Guide

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, … Continue reading

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Movimentos Sociais – Participação social como política de Estado

Em seminário inédito sobre presença da sociedade na construção de políticas públicas, Secretaria Geral da Presidência colhe propostas para elaborar projeto de lei sobre Política Nacional de Participação Social. Militantes cobram influência na política econômica e orçamento mais participativo. Objetivo … Continue reading

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Participatory GIS: the traps of participation

Read With the simplification of GIS technologies and the promotion of P-GIS, communities across Africa are getting to grips with GPS and participatory mapping processes, but to what end?Community-based forestry management CBFM often throws up ‘good practice’ examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

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Changing School-Community relations through Participatory Research – Strategies from First Nations and Teachers

Read A crucial aspect of the National Indian Brotherhood’s call for First Nations control of First Nations education was its significant recognition of parental responsibility in the educational decision-making process. The relationship between the school and the community has been … Continue reading

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Social Movements Knowledge – What Do We Know, How Do We Create Knowledge and What Do We Do With It

Social Movements produce knowledge about the social world. More specifically, they produce knowledge from below, information about society which is inconvenient to and resisted by those above: the wealthy, the mighty and the learned (or , as we might say, … Continue reading

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Participatory Research and Community Organizing

Changing economic and political relations, based on the ownership and control of information technologies and communication, raise important questions for community organizing in an increasingly privatized, postindustrial world of a knowledge society: Who produces knowledge and for whose interests? What … Continue reading

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