Category Archives: Participatory methods

Vers une Démocratie d’Enquête

Dans son discours du 8 octobre dernier, M. Bartolone, le président de l’Assemblée nationale, l’a annoncé : « Nous expérimenterons […] pour la première fois une consultation numérique des citoyens sur un projet de loi. Ce ne sera pas simplement … Continue reading

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Participatory Practice: Community-based Action for Transformative Change

Work of integrated praxis, situating theory within a participatory worldview and grounding practice in the important issues of our times – social justice and sustainability. Ledwith and Springett’s ideas are founded on two premises. Firstly, transformative practice begins in the … Continue reading

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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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All Our Ideas – A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age

All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. It’s a suggestion box for the digital age. You can use All Our Ideas to create a website where … 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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How Peer to Peer Communities will Change the World

Read In reality, the term P2P refers, since a long time now, to the range of solutions, paradigms and approaches focusing on co-design (collaborative design) and co-creation, openness and freedom: that is, each decentralized, shared, distributed, equal mean to provide … Continue reading

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Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Read Country recovering from collapse of its banks and government is using social media to get citizens to share their ideas. It is not the way the scribes of yore would have done it but Iceland is tearing up the … Continue reading

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Change at hand: Web 2.0 for Development

Read This special issue has been copublished by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA).  There are dozens of emerging interactive web services and applications, sometimes referred to … 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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The dynamics of change: dealing with power dynamics

Read 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, … Continue reading

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