Politics and power are at the heart of any effective multi-stakeholder processes, MSP. After all, power differences are often at the root of economic and social inequality, unsustainable resource use and conflict. Not recognising this, or ignoring its implications, can pose serious risks to the process. MSPs can be powerful drivers of change but if practitioners do not understand the power dynamics between stakeholders, they can undermine the process or even make things worse. We should also bear in mind that development practitioners and organisations are not ‘neutral’ in MSPs; they bring their own power and political interests to the table.
Research Professor. Director at Learning Change Project – Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, sustainability, thinkers, ++
Giorgio Bertini does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from these papers, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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