Towards empowered participation: stories and reflections (2008)

Author(s): Wakeford T, Singh J

    Abstract: Last year we asked a range of participation practitioners and analysts to contribute to this issue of PLA based on the following logic: if participation continues to be ignored, suppressed or domesticated, we will not only fail to live up to the promise of participation, but will risk sacrificing some of the democratic gains made by our predecessors. All our contributors have written about their practice in the belief that only by looking at the barriers to empowered participation, with an honest and self-evaluative approach, will practitioners be able to formulate strategies that stand a chance of making an impact on the scale necessary to address our various global crises.

      • Date: 01-06-2008
      • Journal: Participatory Learning and Action
      • Volume: 58
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 6-9
      • Publisher: International Institute for Environment and Development
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published