Participation - From Tyranny to Transformation: Exploring by Samuel Hickey, Giles Mohan

By Samuel Hickey, Giles Mohan

Participatory thoughts have proven themselves in either venture implementation in constructing nations and group interventions in commercial nations. lately, participation has been fashionably pushed aside as extra rhetoric than substance, and topic to manipulation by way of brokers pursuing their very own agendas below disguise of neighborhood consent. during this very important new quantity, improvement and different social coverage students and practitioners search to rebut this simplistic end. They exhibit how participation might help produce real transformation for marginalized groups. This quantity is the 1st finished try to assessment the kingdom of participatory techniques within the aftermath of the "Tyranny" critique. It captures the new convergence among participatory improvement and participatory governance. It revisits the query of renowned enterprise, in addition to spanning the diversity of institutional actors involved--the kingdom, civil society and donor organizations. the quantity embeds participation inside of modern advances in improvement theory.

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An analysis of the power relations which surround and fill new spaces for democratic engagement is critical for an assessment of their transformative potential. Only through such a power analysis can we fulfil the broader agenda of understanding and promoting both participatory democracy and participatory development, for theorists and practitioners alike. uk/drc-citizen>. An earlier version was presented at the Conference on ‘Participation: From Tyranny to Transformation’, Manchester, 27–28 February 2003.

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Though we want to focus on spaces and places as they open up possibilities for participation, we must realize that still many, many decision-making spaces are closed. That is, decisions are made by a set of actors behind closed doors, without any pretence of broadening the boundaries for inclusion. • Invited spaces. e. ‘those into which people (as users, as citizens, as beneficiaries) are invited to participate by various kinds of authorities, be they government, supranational agencies or non-governmental organisations’ (Cornwall 2002: 24).

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